Slavery in America

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Slavery in America

The tragedy of slavery in America is an undeniably influential part of American history. These sites provide all the historic details, as well as a better understanding of how this practice affected (and continues to affect) the social and political fabric of the country.

Overview of Slavery in America

Learn about the African slave trade and the instiution of slavery in America from the early 17th ... read more »

First-Person Accounts of Slavery

This section features slaves narratives in the form of written accounts, autobiographies and ... read more »

Primary Source Material for Slavery

This section links to primary source collection containing letters, pamphlets, newspaper articles, ... read more »

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