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African and African American Experiences

Open access resources online.

SLAVERY & THE SLAVE TRADE

Digital Projects

1853 Richmond and its Slave Market
http://dsl.richmond.edu/richmond3d/

African American Migration Experience: Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, 1450 – 1867
http://www.inmotionaame.org/migrations/landing.cfm?migration=1

American Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology 
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~hyper/wpa/wpahome.html

Domestic Slave Trade, 1760s-1865
http://www.inmotionaame.org/migrations/landing.cfm?migration=3

Duke of York: The Father of America's Slavey Society (open-source, downloadable eBook)
https://dukeyork.org/ 

Explorations: Indentured Servitude and Slavery (includes teacher resources)
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/active_learning/explorations/servitude_slavery/ss_menu.cfm

Explorations: The Revolution: Slavery, Revolution, & the Constitution (includes teacher resources)
http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/active_learning/explorations/revolution/revolution_menu.cfm

Geography of Slavery in America
http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/

Haitian Immigration, 1791-1809
http://www.inmotionaame.org/migrations/landing.cfm?migration=5
               
Knotted Line – a digital project on labor and confinement
http://knottedline.com/mobile/

Legacy of Slavery in Maryland
http://slavery.msa.maryland.gov/

Runaway Journeys, 1630 – 1865
http://www.inmotionaame.org/migrations/landing.cfm?migration=2

Slave Adverts 250 (twitter feed)
https://twitter.com/SlaveAdverts250

Slave Trade, 1760s-1865
http://www.inmotionaame.org/migrations/landing.cfm?migration=3

Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora
http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/page/welcome

Texas Domestic Slave Trade Project
https://txdst.la.utexas.edu/landscape/

Two Plantations: Enslaved Families in Virginia and Jamaica
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Collections Online

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writer’s Project, 1936 – 1938
https://www.loc.gov/collections/slave-narratives-from-the-federal-writers-project-1936-to-1938/about-this-collection/

Digital Archaeology Archive of Comparative Slavery (artifacts from colonial and antebellum periods)
https://www.daacs.org/

Digital Library on American Slavery
http://library.uncg.edu/slavery/

Sally Bradford Slave Register, 1860-1876
https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/329096

Slave Biographies: The Atlantic Database Network
http://slavebiographies.org/

Slave Societies Digital Archive (includes a sub-collection on Spanish Florida)
https://slavesocieties.org/

Slave Voyages (Digital memorial; interactive features)
https://www.slavevoyages.org/

 

Lesson Plans / Classroom Resources 

Daily Lives of Slaves - What Really Happened?
https://www.umbc.edu/che/tahlessons/lessondisplay.php?lesson=26

Dread Scott Decision and Its Bitter Legacy
https://www.gilderlehrman.org/content/dred-scott-decision-and-its-bitter-legacy-0

Dread Scott vs. Stanford
http://www.oxfordaasc.com/public/features/archive/0809/index.jsp

Florida: A Slave Sanctuary
http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00067323/00001

Slavery in Florida
https://myfloridahistory.org/education/resource/slavery-florida

Slave is a Dead Soul: Examining the Psychological Impact of Slavery Through the Writings of Juan Francisco Manzano
http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00067322/00001

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