Overview of 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 century to the end of the Civil War.

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First-Person Accounts of Slavery

This section features slaves narratives in the form of written accounts, autobiographies and interviews.

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Primary Source Material for Slavery

This section links to primary source collection containing letters, pamphlets, newspaper articles, slaveholder records and other types of documents.

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