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The Abolitionist (collection of articles related to the abolitionist movement) (African Genesis)
Abolition: African-American Mosaic Exhibition
Homepage of Abolition: African-American Mosaic Exhibition (Library of Congress)
Conflict of Abolition and Slavery (Library of Congress)
Influence of Prominent Abolitionists (Library of Congress)
The African American: A Journey from Slavery to Freedom (Robert Delaney, Long Island U.)
From Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Pamphlet Collection, 1822-1909 (virtual exhibit on the collection) (and the Library of Congress, Washington, DC)
Africans in America Part 4 Resource Bank Contents (includes info on antebellum slavery, abolitionism, fugitive slaves and Northern racism, westward expansion, and the Civil War, and each topic addresses people, historical documents, and modern voices) (PBS Online)
American Memory
Homepage of American Memory (gateway to "primary source materials relating to the history and culture of the United States"; "offers more than 7 million digital items from more than 100 historical collections") (Library of Congress)
African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship (includes exhibit sections "Slavery: The Peculiar Institution," "Free Blacks in the Antebellum Period," "Abolition," among others) (Library of Congress)
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") (Library of Congress)
Frederick Douglass Papers (Library of Congress)
From Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Pamphlet Collection, 1822-1909 (Library of Congress)
Lincoln Papers: Emancipation Proclamation (provides introduction, timeline, and images, including Lincoln's first draft of the document) (Library of Congress)
Slaves and the Courts, 1740-1860 (Library of Congress)
Voices from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories (Library of Congress)
The Amistad, 40 U.S. 518 (1841) ("full-text of the U.S. Supreme Court decision and links to relevant sites") (FindLaw)
Amistad Home Page (information about the Amistad incident and legal issues related to Spielberg's film) (Michael Peil, Legal Information Institute)
Amistad Research Center (Tulane U.)
Exploring Amistad at Mystic Seaport (info on the Amistad Revolt of 1839-1842, including timelines, an online library of over 500 primary documents including court documents, journal entries, and newspaper stories, and teaching resources)
Famous American Trials: Amistad Trials, 1839-1840 (Doug Linder, U. Missouri, Kansas City)
The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record (extensive collection of images) (Jerome S. Handler and Michael L. Tuite, Jr., U. Virginia)
Beyond Face Value: Depictions of Slavery in Confederate Currency (US Civil War Center)
Black Loyalists: Our History, Our People (Tony Pace, Canada's Digital Collections)
A Chronology of American Slavery (Eddie Becker, Holt House)
Kenneth M. Clark, "James Madison and Slavery" (James Madison Museum)
Featured Document: The Emancipation Proclamation (includes background, transcript, and images of the original document) (US National Archives & Records Administration)
Frederick Douglass Papers (Library of Congress)
Freedmen and Southern Society Project (books and documents concerning the history of emancipation during the American Civil War) (Steven F. Miller, U. Maryland)
H-Slavery Discussion Network (H-Net Humanities and Social Sciences OnLine)
Terry Matthews (Wake Forest U.) The Religion of the Slaves (lecture transcript)
Maps of Liberia, 1830-1870 (virtual exhibit of maps from the American Colonization Society) (Library of Congress, Washington, DC)
LII: US Constitution: Amendment XIII (Legal Information Institute, Cornell U.)
LII: US Constitution: Amendment XIV (Legal Information Institute, Cornell U.)
The Middle Passage: Voyage into Bondage (K-12 teaching resource) (U.S. News Classroom)
The Museum of African Slavery ("virtual museum dedicated to the history of slavery and the slave trade in the Atlantic")
Charles P. M. Outwin, "Securing the Leg Irons: Restriction of Legal Rights for Slaves in Virginia and Maryland, 1625-1791" (Early America Review)
Slave Narratives
American Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology (includes annotated index of narratives, related readings, other resources, and sound files) (American Studies Hypertexts, U. Virginia)
"Been Here So Long": Selections from the WPA American Slave Narratives (New Deal Network)
Documenting the American South: North American Slave Narratives (includes electronic texts, introductions to the slave narrative, a bibliography listed both alphabetically and chronologically, and a guide to religious content in slave narratives) (Academic Affairs Library, U. North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Electronic Text Center: African American (U. Virginia Library)
Lesson Plan: Slave Narratives: Constructing U.S. History through Analyzing Primary Sources (EDSITEment)
The Slave Narrative (introductory page including definitions, examples, purposes, influences, popularity, parallels, patterns, and motifs) (Donna M. Campbell, Gonzaga U.)
Third Person, First Person: Slave Voices from the Special Collections Library (Paolo Mangiafico, Duke U.)
Slavery in America (includes history, geography, American literature, narratives/biographies, teacher resources, image gallery, and encyclopedia) (New York Life)
Sandra Thomas, "Frederick Douglass" (online biography) (U. Rochester)
The Time of the Lincolns (PBS Online)
The Underground Railroad
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center (educational resources)
UGR: Home - The Retracing of the Underground Railroad (multimedia presentation of journeys along the route, made by Southern California educators) (Footsteps to Freedom)
The Underground Railroad (National Geographic Online)
The Underground Railroad (History Channel exhibit)
Underground Railroad: Lower Mississippi Delta Region (Nile of the New World, National Park Service)
Understanding Slavery (K-12 teaching resource; includes info on Olaudah Equiano and a virtual slave auction) (Discovery School)
United States National Slavery Museum (Fredericksburg, Virginia)
Virginia Runaways Homepage (transcriptions and images of runaway slave and servant advertisements from 18th-century Virginia newspapers) (Tom Costa, U. Virginia C. at Wise)

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