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Slavery -- United States

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African American Perspectives: Pamphlets from the Daniel A. P. Murray Collection 1818-1907

This site provides a glimpse into the richness of African American History. African American Perspectives is a famous pamphlet collection from the Library of Congress American Memory Collection, containing over 350 pamphlets (browsable and searchable) on all aspects of African American history from the early 19th to early 20th centuries. Pamphlets are available in text, SGML, (Standardized...

https://www.loc.gov/collections/african-american-perspective...
Library of Southern Literature

The well known Documenting the American South Project (discussed in the April 18, 1997 Scout Report) has recently added this section, highlighted by twenty-five full texts, available in SGML (standard generalized markup language) and HTML formats. Included are A Diary From Dixie, by Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut, five works by the African American writer Charles Waddell Chesnutt, two works by Ellen...

https://docsouth.unc.edu/southlit/
Death or Liberty: Gabriel, Nat Turner, and John Brown

Placed online by the Library of Virginia, this site is a companion to the concluded physical exhibition of the same name. The online exhibition features transcripts and high-quality digital images of over 60 documents concerning acts of resistance to slavery in Virginia between the American Revolution and the Civil War. These are offered in four sections, the first of which discusses some of the...

https://www.lva.virginia.gov/exhibits/deathliberty/index.htm
The Frederick Douglass Papers

Yesterday, the Library of Congress' American Memory collection announced the first online release of the Frederick Douglass Papers. This release contains over 2,000 items including a partial handwritten draft of his third autobiography, The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass, and a biography of his wife, Anna Murray Douglass, written by their daughter, Rosetta Douglass Sprague. In addition to...

https://www.loc.gov/collections/frederick-douglass-papers/ab...
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Before 1863, the Underground Railroad was a system of cooperation among Black slaves, abolitionists, sympathetic Whites, and Native Americans to help slaves escape the bondage of American slavery. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center wants to educate the public about the legacy of the Underground Railroad and its historic struggle to abolish human enslavement. The Freedom Center is...

https://www.freedomcenter.org/
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition

Located at Yale University, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition is "dedicated to the investigation and dissemination of information concerning all aspects of the Atlantic slave system and its destruction." Created by a major gift from Richard Gilder, the Center's Web site provides detailed information about the fellowships, conferences, publications, and...

https://glc.yale.edu/
National Geographic Online: Introduction to the Underground Railroad

Just in time to celebrate Black History Month, this multimedia educational Web site from National Geographic offers a diverse set of materials that describe the Underground Railroad, the famed network of individuals who helped transport African-Americans to freedom before the abolition of slavery. Students will want to start by taking The Journey, which, with the aid of visual materials (such as...

https://www.nationalgeographic.org/activity/introduction-und...
Lest We Forget: The Triumph Over Slavery

In conjunction with the United Nations resolution designating 2004 as the International Year to Commemorate the Struggle Against Slavery and its Abolition, New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture presents this Web exhibit. Making use of Schomburg Center materials, as well as items loaned by other public institutions and private collections, the Web exhibition...

https://www.nypl.org/events/exhibitions/lest-we-forget-trium...