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The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record
The 1,280 images in this collection have been selected from a wide range of sources, most of them dating from the period of slavery.
Created by Jerome S. Handler and Michael L. Tuite Jr. at the University of Virginia
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database has information on more than 35,000 slave voyagesthat forcibly embarked over 12 million Africans for transport to theAmericas between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. It offersresearchers, students and the general public a chance to rediscover thereality of one of the largest forced movements of peoples in world history.
Created by Emory University (USA)
The history of the transatlantic slave trade - International Slavery Museum, Liverpool museums
This website, created by the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool, UK, includes information about the trade route, Africa before European slavery, European traders, life on board slave ships, the American colonies, slaves' stories and other useful links.
Understanding Slavery - from Discovery Education
Provides background information on slavery in the US and slave auctions. Considerable detail about the life of Olaudah Equiano is also provided.
Slavery and the Making of America | PBS
A student-friendly website about slavery in the United States, including slave narratives, information about plantation life, biographical information about abolitionists and a timeline of events between 1619 and 1874.Created by the Public Broadcasting System of the USA.
American Slave Narratives
From 1936 to 1938, over 2,300 former slaves from across the American South were interviewed by writers and journalists under the aegis of the Works Progress Administration. These former slaves, most born in the last years of the slave regime or during the Civil War, provided first-hand accounts of their experiences on plantations, in cities, and on small farms. Their narratives remain a peerless resource for understanding the lives of America's four million slaves.
Visualizing Emancipation organizes documentary evidence about when, where, and how slavery fell apart during the American Civil War. (Created by the University of Richmond, Virginia.)
Journey through Slavery Part 1
Journey through Slavery Part 2
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