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American Slavery

Resources for studying the history of slavery in North America--available from U.Va. Library

Librarian for African American & African Studies

Librarian for History and Religious Studies

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Keith Weimer
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Online Resources for North American Slavery

Black Abolitionist Archive From the University of Detroit Mercy. 1830s-1860s covered. Search by keyword, subject, name, date, organization, newspaper.

America's Historical Newspapers Searchable full text collection of US newspapers. For additional titles see 19th Century U.S. Newspapers 

African-American Newspapers (1827-1860) Searchable text and page images for 7 African-American newspapers published between 1827 and 1860. The Accessible Archives Collections is in fact much broader and includes a range of early American newspapers from a number of localities throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, including the South Carolina Newspapers.

Sabin Americana 1500-1926Sabin reaches into all aspects of American history and culture. It touches upon the political and religious life in North America and at times South America and the Caribbean. It features American and European views of the colonization of the Americas, the American Revolution, the days of the early Republic and Jacksonian period, the antebellum period, Civil War, era of Reconstruction and post-Reconstruction, the settlement of the West and the onset of the Gilded Age. Through published pamphlets, tracts, memoirs, congressional legislation, correspondence, broadsides, biographies, histories, fiction and poetry, eulogies, sermons and innumerable other genres, Sabin opens a window onto the Americas.