the Underground Railroad: A National Register Travel Itinerary,
from the National Park Service
Aboard the Underground Railroad, highlights sites where
escaped slaves gained sanctuary on their journey north.
African-American: A Journey from Slavery to Freedom, from
Long Island University
The African-American: A Journey from Slavery to Freedom
is an exhibit which shows America in crisis and how that
point in time was resolved.
Women: On-line Archival Collections, from Duke University
On-line archival collections featuring scanned pages and
texts of the writings of African-American women.
in America: America's Journey through Slavery, from PBS
The Africans in America Web site is a companion to Africans
in America, a six-hour public television series. The site
examines the economic and intellectual foundations of slavery
in America and the global economy that prospered from it.
And it reveals how the presence of African people and their
struggle for freedom transformed America.
Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual
Record, from the University of Virginia Library
The approximately 1,235 images in this collection have
been selected from a wide range of sources, most of them
dating from the period of slavery. This collection is envisioned
as a tool and a resource that can be used by teachers, researchers,
students, and the general public - in brief, anyone interested
in the experiences of Africans who were enslaved and transported
to the Americas and the lives of their descendants in the
slave societies of the New World.
Landscapes: Slave Housing at Monticello, from PBS
A fascinating look at changes in the conditions in which
slaves lived in the early nineteenth century.
or Liberty: Gabriel, Nat Turner and John Brown, from the Library
This site documents resistance to slavery, particularly
highlighting the rebellions led by the three individuals
named in the site's title.
the American South, from the University of North Carolina
at Chapel Hill
Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital
publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts,
images, and audio files related to southern history, literature,
and culture. Currently DocSouth includes ten thematic collections
of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history
interviews, and songs.
Case, from the Washington University Library
A chronology and primary sources on this pivotal case.
Slavery in Virginia, from the University of Virginia
The project presents full transcriptions and images of
all runaway and captured ads for slaves and servants placed
in Virginia newspapers from 1736 to 1790, and is in the
process of compiling advertisements well into the nineteenth
century. In addition, the project offers a number of other
documents related to slaves, servants, and slaveholders,
including court records, other newspaper notices, slaveholder
correspondence, and assorted literature about slavery and
H-Slavery seeks to promote interaction and exchange among
scholars engaged in research on slavery, the slave trade,
abolition, and emancipation. It is dedicated to the dissemination
of information about the history of slavery and antislavery
in all time periods and parts of the world.
will be heard!" Abolitionism in America, from Cornell
An online exhibition of documents on our country’s
intellectual, moral, and political struggle to achieve freedom
for all Americans. Features rare books, manuscripts, letters,
photographs, and other materials from Cornell’s pre-eminent
anti-slavery and Civil War collections. The exhibition explores
the complex history of slavery, resistance, and abolition
from the 1700s through 1865.
The African-American Migration Experience
The Web site is organized around thirteen defining migrations
that have formed and transformed African America and the
nation. In addition, each migration has a bibliography (references)
and a gateway of related Web sites. It presents more than
16,500 pages of texts, 8,300 illustrations, and more than
New-York Historical Society, Manuscript Collections Relating to Slavery
The library of the New-York Historical Society holds among its many resources a substantial collection of manuscript materials documenting American slavery and the slave trade in the Atlantic world. The fourteen collections on this site are among the most important of these manuscript collections. They consist of diaries, account books, letter books, ships’ logs, indentures, bills of sale, personal papers, and records of institutions.
and Slavery Petitions Project, from the University of North
Carolina at Greensboro
The Race and Slavery Petitions Project is designed to locate,
collect, organize, and publish virtually all surviving legislative
petitions, and a large selected group of county court petitions
concerning slavery in the South. The project covers the
period from the beginnings of statehood to the end of slavery
(1770s to 1860s).
Narratives, from the Museum of the African Diaspora
The museum presents excerpts from narratives by nine former
slaves, with narration by Maya Angelou.
and Abolition in the US: Select Publications of the 1800s
Slavery and Abolition in the US: Select Publications of
the 1800s is a digital collection of books and pamphlets
that reflect the varying opinions and beliefs expressed
on the slavery issue throughout the nineteenth century.
The works in this collection reflect arguments on both sides
of the slavery debate and include first person narratives,
legal proceedings and decisions, anti-slavery tracts, religious
sermons, and secondary works.
Person, First Person: Slave Voices from the Special Collections
Library, Broadside Collection, Duke University
The exhibit Third Person, First Person: Slave Voices from
the Special Collections Library probes the life experiences
of American slaves from the late eighteenth century through
the nineteenth century, and examines the enterprise of recovering
and preserving African American history of the period. The
exhibit showcases the kinds of rare materials that under
scrutiny reveal the ambitions, motivations, and struggles
of people often presumed mute.
Tom's Cabin and American Culture, from the University of Virginia
The site provides primary sources, teaching suggestions,
and historical analysis.
Underground Railroad, from the National Geographic
The site provides a time line, classroom ideas, resources,
and other activities for young people.
States Historical Census Data Browser, from the University
of Virginia Library
U.S. census data, 1790-1960; provides demographic information,
including numbers of slaves,
by state and county.
Unknown No Longer: A Database of Virginia Slave Names
This database is the latest step by the Virginia Historical Society to increase access to its varied collections relating to Virginians of African descent. Since its founding in 1831, the VHS has collected unpublished manuscripts, a collection that now numbers more than 8 million processed items.
The Valley of
the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War
The Valley Project details life in two communities, one
Northern and one Southern, from the time of John Brown's
Raid through the era of Reconstruction. The project includes
diaries and letters pertaining to slavery.