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AAS385/ ENG289: Slave & Neo-Slave Narratives

Oral Histories

American Slavery: A Composite Biography Library of Congress website containing WPA slave narratives.

Books & Periodicals

Top 3 databases:

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Top 3 databases:

  • America's Historical Newspapers Large online collection of historic American newspapers. Part of the Archive of Americana, a collection of various newspaper databases, by Readex.
  • Proquest Historical Online database of major 19th and 20th century US newspapers (NYT, AJC, etc.)
  • African American Newspapers Online collection of the most extensive African American newspaper archives in the United States—those of the Wisconsin Historical Society, Kansas State Historical Society and the Library of Congress. Also part of the Archive of Americana by Readex.

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Digital Manuscript Collections