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African and African American Experiences

Open access resources online.


Digital Projects

1853 Richmond and its Slave Market

African American Migration Experience: Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, 1450 – 1867

American Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology

Domestic Slave Trade, 1760s-1865

Duke of York: The Father of America's Slavey Society (open-source, downloadable eBook) 

Explorations: Indentured Servitude and Slavery (includes teacher resources)

Explorations: The Revolution: Slavery, Revolution, & the Constitution (includes teacher resources)

Geography of Slavery in America

Haitian Immigration, 1791-1809
Knotted Line – a digital project on labor and confinement

Legacy of Slavery in Maryland

Runaway Journeys, 1630 – 1865

Slave Adverts 250 (twitter feed)

Slave Trade, 1760s-1865

Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora

Texas Domestic Slave Trade Project

Two Plantations: Enslaved Families in Virginia and Jamaica                                                                                                        


Collections Online

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writer’s Project, 1936 – 1938

Digital Archaeology Archive of Comparative Slavery (artifacts from colonial and antebellum periods)

Digital Library on American Slavery

Sally Bradford Slave Register, 1860-1876

Slave Biographies: The Atlantic Database Network

Slave Societies Digital Archive (includes a sub-collection on Spanish Florida)

Slave Voyages (Digital memorial; interactive features)


Lesson Plans / Classroom Resources 

Daily Lives of Slaves - What Really Happened?

Dread Scott Decision and Its Bitter Legacy

Dread Scott vs. Stanford

Florida: A Slave Sanctuary

Slavery in Florida

Slave is a Dead Soul: Examining the Psychological Impact of Slavery Through the Writings of Juan Francisco Manzano

University of Florida Home Page

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