Slavery in America – Online Resources

Digital Library on American SlaveryThe University Libraries of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) recently announced the launch of its new online Digital Library on American Slavery, “a searchable database of detailed personal information about slaves, slaveholders, and free people of color.” Visitors of the site can search by name, by subject (including topics like “slaves and slave management,” “attaining freedom,” and “free people of color”), and by petition, which draws from southern county court and legislative petitions spanning the years of 1775 through 1867.

This new resource has the potential to be of great use to researchers, and inspired us to bring you a roundup of some other slavery resources covered previously on the blog and in the pages of Perspectives on History. Continue below for links to these resources and short descriptions of each.

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade DatabaseSites
For use by historians, history educators, students, and the general public, these sites offer resources for those conducting scholarly research to those who are just curious about this page in history.

Picturing U.S. HistoryLesson Plans
The following sites may be of particular interest to K-12 history teachers who are looking for lesson plans and resources for the classroom.

You may also be interested in reading articles on the topic of slavery from major newspapers and Perspectives on History.

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  1. Kelly Woestman

    Great listing; here’s one more:

    The Revised Dred Scott Case Collection

    “This collection is an expanded and updated version of the original Dred Scott Case Collection. The collection, was expanded from eighty-five to one hundred and eleven documents, over 400 pages of text. In addition, the collection is now a full-text, searchable resource that represents the full case history of the Dred Scott Case.”