By Topic Slavery

Aboard a Slave Ship, 1829

Contains an eyewitness account of what a Reverend Walsh saw on a slave ship in 1829.

American Slave Narratives

Contains a collection of interviews with former slaves, documented between 1936 and 1938.

Been Here So Long

Features seventeen narratives from former slaves, collected during the 1930s. Also includes lesson plans and resources.

Emancipation Proclamation

Provides images and a transcript of the Emancipation Proclamation, issued by Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863.

From Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Pamphlet Collection, 1822-1909

Contains over 300 pamphlets illustrating the African American story from 1822 until 1909.

Learning Adventures: Understanding Slavery

Details history of slavery, biography of one man across three continents, and a slave auction.

PBS: Africans in America

Contains images, stories, narratives and resources from America's journey through slavery, from 1450 to 1865.

PBS: Slavery and the Making of America

From the extensive library of the television station's film on the subject, this archive of information details the voices of slavery, what the life of a slave was like, and a school section.

Slave Voices

Follows the history of slavery, told by and about the slaves.

Slavery Images

Officially entitled The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record, this site contains more than 1235 images of the period of slavery from a wide variety of sources and highlights in a visual manner the lives of American slaves.

Slavery in New England

Focuses on tracing the history of slavery in the United States with particular interest in the enslavement practices in one of the pioneering colonies in the country.

Voices from the Days of Slavery

Features audio interviews with former slaves, born between 1823 and the early 1860s.

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