Links To Internet Sites on Slavery


Olaudah Equiano, or, Gustavus Vassa, the African 
Information on Olaudah Equiano including the debate over where he was born.

Slavery & Emancipation in Washington, D.C. Bibliography
Web sites, books, periodicals, and primary source documents.

American Literature texts that deal with race and slavery .
  X-posted from Slavery Listserv

Extant/reconstructed slave quarters -
               A list of historic sites with slave quarters
Maroon Bibliography  -
    thorough bibliography (with Web links) concerning maroons and maroon societies in the Western Hemisphere.

Slavery in America  -
    a new educator's site that will offer new teaching resources on the institution of slavery in America.

The Triumph of Nationalism - A House Dividing
 Standards based lessons using primary sources  on the issues of  Nationalism and Sectionalism in the United States: 1815-1850

United States vs Nathaniel Gordon
Lesson plans and resources on the trial of the only man executed for slave trading.

 Toward Racial Equality: Harper's Weekly Reports on Black America, 1857-1874
    Lesson plans and simulations based on Harper's articles from the time period.

Complicity: How Connecticut Chained Itself to Slavery
 A  special issue of Northeast  Magazine.

Virginia Runaways Project
A digital database of runaway and captured slave and servant advertisements from 18th-century Virginia newspapers.

Slaves and the Courts, 1740-1860
Pamphlets and books concerning the experiences of African Americans and  slaves in the American colonies and the United States.

Slavery Era Insurance Registry
 Database of slave and slaveholder names and identifying information.
"Transatlantic Slavery: Against Human Dignity." Merseyside Maritime Museum
Description of museum collections, information on the exhibition, and an overview of transatlantic slavery.

The Legacy of Slavery at Yale
Yale's Gilder Lehrman Center looks at the subject across time and cultures.

American Slavery: A Composite Autobiography
The authoritative collection of WPA slave narratives on the Web.

American  Slave  Narratives:  An Online Anthology
A  sample of the WPA narratives, and some of the photographs taken at the time of the interviews.

Pictorial Images of the Atlantic Slave Trade
A selection of images that  relate specifically to the Trans-Atlantic slave trade.

The Harriet Tubman Resource Centre on the African Diaspora
 Focuses on the history of the African diaspora and the movement of Africans to various parts of the world.

African American texts at the University of Virginia.
A collection of writings by and concerning African Americans.

Without Sanctuary
A  disturbing collection of lynching images that were  distributed commercially.

Levi Jordan Plantation
An archaeological and historical site in Brazoria, Texas.

Africans in America
A companion to Africans in America, a six hour public television series.

Third Person, First Person Slave Voices From The  Library Broadside Collection,  Duke University
The life experiences of American slaves from the late eighteenth century through the nineteenth century.

African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship
This Special Presentation of the Library of Congress exhibition.

From Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Pamphlet Collection, 1824-1909
Pamphlets, published from 1824 through 1909, by African-American authors and others who wrote about slavery, African colonization, Emancipation, Reconstruction, and related topics.

The African-American Mosaic:
Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture.

Documenting the American South: The Southern Experience in 19th-Century America
Extensive archive with "primary source materials documenting the culture of the American South from the viewpoint of Southerners.

Freedmen's Bureau Online 
Primary source documents detailing "outrages" after the war's end.

UNESCO Slave Route Project
Focuses on the development of the African diaspora from approximately 1650 to 1900.

African-American Women On-line Archival Collections, Duke University Historical
Letters and memoirs by African-American women in the nineteenth-century.

Exploring Amistad
Mystic Seaport's site explores the Amistad Revolt of 1839-1842 and how we make history of it.
Jim Crow
Information about post-Reconstruction African American life in the  South.

Freedmen and Southern Society Project
Historical papers chronicling emancipation during the Civil War.

William W. Brown, An American Slave (1847)
Introduces students to one of the most widely-read genres of 19th Century American literature.

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself Linda Brent (Harriet Jacobs)
On line text of book.

Images of African Americans from the 19th Century

African-American Women Writers of the 19th Century

Free Black Women in the Antebellum North and South