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AFR 244: Women & Slavery
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Wellesley College Research & Instruction Staff
Oxford African American Studies Center
Rich source of biographies for both people of African descent throughout the Americas, and a wide array of topics relating to slavery.
Biography in Context
Detailed profiles of prominent people in all fields of endeavor; search by name, date of birth or death, nationality, ethnicity, occupation or gender
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938
From the Library of Congress, a collection of Slave Narratives recorded in the 1930s and transcribed. This is a searchable database of 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves.
North American Slave Narratives
Autobiograhies of former slaves, from Documenting the American South (UNC-Chapel Hill)
Last Seen: Finding Family after Slavery
Thousands of “Information Wanted” advertisements placed in black newspapers by former slaves searching for long lost family members.
Fugitive slave advertisements
A selection of databases (scroll down for links), including
Freedom on the Move
ads from Haiti
(in French), and more.
North American Women's Letters and Diaries
Mostly white women observers of women in slavery, including the American South, parts of the Caribbean, and Brazil.
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America: History & Life with Full Text
Many great articles on all aspects of U.S. history
African American Newspapers, 1827-1998
This database features 270 newspapers published in 36 states, including rare and historically significant 19th-century titles.
Mainstream historical newspapers
compare how your topic was covered by mainstream media
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