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Includes: -Over 170 pro- and anti-slavery news publications from America, England, Spain and France. -Over 12,000 primary source books and pamphlets. -Over 370 Supreme Court Records (mainly transcripts) from cases relating to slavery. -Over 70 major manuscript collections, including records of the American Colonization Society, American Missionary Association, Freedmen's Bureau Records, British Library Collections, much more.
Portal for slavery and abolition studies, bringing together documents and collections covering 1490 to 2007, from libraries and archives across the Atlantic world. Extensive coverage of topics such as the African coast; the Middle Passage; the varieties of slave experience (urban, domestic, industrial, farm, ranch and plantation); spiritualism and religion; resistance and revolts; the Underground Railroad; the abolition movement; legislation; education; the legacy of slavery and slavery today.
Includes material relating to Slavery in the U.S., including:
-Southern Plantation Records
-Slavery in Antebellum Southern Industries
-Letters and Opinions of Attorneys General pertaining so slavery
-Business and port papers on the American slave trade.
Brings together essential legal material on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery. Cases go into the 20th century, because long after slavery was ended, there were still court cases based on issues emanating from slavery. The library has hundreds of pamphlets and books written about slavery, and every English-language legal commentary on slavery published before 1920.
The American Slavery Debate website is intended to support classroom teaching, faciliate primary source research, and encourage the development of new scholarship in the fields of American History, Atlantic History, and World History.
contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves. These narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and assembled and microfilmed in 1941 as the seventeen-volume Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves.
From the University of Massachusetts. The holdings include speeches, sermons, proceedings and other publications of organizations such as the American Anti-Slavery Society and the American Colonization Society, and a small number of pro-slavery tracts.
Consists of diaries, account books, letter books, ships' logs, indentures, bills of sale, personal papers, and records of institutions. Highlights include the records of the New York Manumission Society and the African Free School, the diaries and correspondence of English abolitionists Granville Sharp and John Clarkson, the papers of the Boston anti-slavery activist Lysander Spooner, the records of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society.
Daniel A. P. Murray (1852-1925), an employee of the Library of Congress from 1871 to 1923, was charged with the task of gathering books and pamphlets for the Exhibit of Negro Authors at the 1900 Paris Exposition. The volumes he collected formed the nucleus of the Library's Collection of Books by Colored Authors. These volumes were added to the Colored Authors' Collection. Twenty-two volumes of bound pamphlets were transferred to the Rare Books and Special Collections Division; these volumes form the current Daniel A. P. Murray Pamphlet Collection.
Numbering over 10,000 titles, May's pamphlets and leaflets document the anti-slavery struggle at the local, regional, and national levels. Much of the May Anti-Slavery Collection was considered ephemeral or fugitive, and today many of these pamphlets are scarce. Sermons, position papers, offprints, local Anti-Slavery Society newsletters, poetry anthologies, freedmen's testimonies, broadsides, and Anti-Slavery Fair keepsakes all document the social and political implications of the abolitionist movement.
The over 100 documents, most from the Law Library and the Rare Book and Special Collections Division of the Library of Congress, comprise an assortment of trials and cases, reports, arguments, accounts, etc.
Collection of over 800 speeches by antebellum blacks and approximately 1,000 editorials from the period. These important documents provide a portrait of black involvement in the anti-slavery movement; scans of these documents are provided as images and PDF files.
Contains digitized books and articles that document the individual and collective story of African Americans struggling for freedom and human rights in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries. This collection includes all the existing autobiographical narratives of fugitive and former slaves published as broadsides, pamphlets, or books in English up to 1920. Also included are many of the biographies of fugitive and former slaves and some significant fictionalized slave narratives published in English before 1920.
Digitized collections include entire collections of papers from families or individuals that were free people of color. Many of these extend beyond the end of slavery. Sources drawn from: Historical Center at the Louisiana State Museum, the Louisiana Division of the New Orleans Public Library, The Historic New Orleans Collection, and Tulane University's Louisiana Research Collection.