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HIST488 US Slavery and the Archive

Use to find materials related to slavery in the US.

Primary Source Databases

The Library has a number of databases that contain primary source documenting the history of racial violence in America. Here's a list to get you started. It is strongly recommended, however, that you set up an appointment with your subject librarian, Erica Bruchko, for help navigating these databases and to identify additional collections.

Manuscript Materials (Plantation Records, Personal Papers, etc.)

Printed Materials (Books, Newspapers, and Magazines)

Slave Narratives

Municipal, State & Federal Government Records (Selected)