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A collection of approximately 1,600 documents focused on six different phases of Black Freedom: Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860); The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877); Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932); The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945); The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975); The Contemporary Era (1976-2000)
Ebony has been a leading African-American magazine since publication commenced in 1945. It focuses on news & stories important to the Black community in the US. The fully searchable full-text archive spans 1945-2014, and covers African-American business, history & politics (including civil rights), education, entertainment, fashion and culture.
An archival research resource comprising the backfiles of leading women's interest consumer magazines, including Essence - a magazine written for black women. The Essence archive covers the period 1970-2005.
A digitised collection of pamphlets and books pertaining to slavery and antislavery in New England, 1725-1911. Includes speeches, sermons, proceedings and other publications of organisations such as the American Anti-Slavery Society and the American Colonization Society, and a small number of pro-slavery tracts.
Over 6000 letters and other documents dating from 1724 to 1897, directly relating to the social, economic, civil, and legal status of enslaved Negroes and Free People of Color in Louisiana and especially in New Orleans. The documents are written in French, Spanish, and English.
Compiles various independent online collections focused upon race and slavery in the American South (particularly North Carolina), and makes them searchable through a single interface. Includes detailed personal information about slaves, slaveholders, and free people of colour.
Includes an Online Encyclopaedia of British Slave-ownership, containing information about (1) every slave-owner in the British Caribbean, Mauritius or the Cape at the moment of abolition in 1833; (2) all the estates identified in the British Caribbean in the period 1763-1833; and (3) all the slave-owners, attorneys, mortgagees and legatees identified to date for the estates between 1763 and 1833. Entries for individuals include information about their activities, affiliations and legacies, with a particular emphasis on the "absentee" owners based in Britain.
Bringing together primary source documents from archives and libraries across the Atlantic world, this resource allows students and researchers to explore and compare unique material relating to the complex subjects of slavery, abolition and social justice. In addition to the primary source documents there is a wealth of useful secondary sources for research and teaching; including an interactive map, scholarly essays, tutorials, a visual sources gallery, chronology and bibliography.
Collection of books and manuscripts from the Library of Congress. Includes trials and cases, reports, arguments, accounts, examinations of cases and decisions, proceedings, journals, letters, and other works of historical importance.
Records from the Town Clerk’s Office in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, dating back to the late seventeenth century and chronicling the social relations and material culture of this early American town. Moreover, they document the existence of enslaved people. Traces of these individuals remain in probate records, where human beings were assigned value and treated as property. In 2018, Salve Regina University Archives and Special Collections in Newport began the Documenting Slavery Project to digitize, describe, and publish these town records. They serve as evidence of how slavery was conceived of, recorded, and carried out in colonial Rhode Island.
Offers a window into the role slavery played in the development of Texas in the years before the region became part of the United States. Includes interactive maps, population database search engine and digitised original documents.
Audio recordings from the Library of Congress, featuring 23 former slaves discussing how they felt about slavery, slaveholders, coercion of slaves, their families, and freedom. The recordings took place between 1932 and 1975 in nine US states.
Offers a unique opportunity to retrace the journey of a single slave ship, from its initial preparation through the long months on the African coast, to the auctioning of surviving captives on the West Indian island of Antigua. Accompanying documents include manifestos, letters and contracts.
John Jacob Omenhausser was a Confederate soldier imprisoned at the Union camp at Pt. Lookout, Maryland from June 1864 to July 1865. This sketchbook documents prison life in vibrant watercolour drawings.
Original photographs documenting the involvement of Queens College students and other Northerners in the Civil Rights Movement of the early to mid 1960s, including Mississippi Freedom Summer, the Virginia Student Help Project, the Summer Community Organization and Political Education (SCOPE) Project, and the Medical Committee for Human Rights (MCHR).