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Slavery

Black History at HarpWeek.com
A collection of nineteenth-century articles, essays and images on blacks in America from Harper's Weekly magazine.

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938 contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves.

Dred Scott Digital Project
In 1846, Dred Scott and his wife Harriet filed suit for their freedom in the St. Louis Circuit Court. This suit began an eleven-year legal fight that ended in the U.S. Supreme Court, which issued a landmark decision declaring that Scott remain a slave. This decision contributed to rising tensions between the free and slave states just before the American Civil War.

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition, a part of the Yale Center for International and Area Studies, is dedicated to the investigation and dissemination of information concerning all aspects of the Atlantic slave system and its destruction.

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is a living and learning center in Cincinnati offering lessons and reflections on the ongoing struggle for freedom. In addition to celebrating the historic efforts of the Underground Railroad, the Freedom Center will also showcase the efforts of modern day heroes—men and women from around the world.

North American Slave Narratives, Beginnings to 1920
Documents the individual and collective story of the African American struggle for freedom and human rights in the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Slaves and the Courts, 1740-1860
Contains over a hundred pamphlets and books (published between 1772 and 1889) concerning the experiences of African and African-American slaves in the American colonies and the United States. An assortment of trials and cases, reports, arguments, accounts, examinations of cases and decisions, proceedings, journals, a letter, and other works of historical importance.

Tangled Roots
During the 17th century, African slaves and kidnaped Irish natives shared a common fate on the Caribbean island of Barbados. Using related websites, extensive bilbiographies, and the Gilder Lehman Center's transcriptions of original documents from the era, this site paints a fascinating portrait of a rare nexus in the histories of two oppressed peoples.

The Underground Railroad
National Geographic's interactive exploration of the legendary escape route to freedom.

The Underground Railroad
This site documents the history of the Underground Railroad in the Niagara Region.
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