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A Positive Light - Freedom Shackled
- The slave ship, Henrietta Marie, speaks from its watery grave to give us the first true picture of the horror that men, women and children suffered in the Atlantic slave trade.
African American Odyssey: Slavery--The Peculiar Institution (Part 1)
- Library of Congress exhibit explores the methods used by Africans and their American-born descendants to resist enslavement, as well as to demand emancipation and full participation in American society.
African Americans at Colonial Williamsburg
- Series of articles and source documents, biographical data from colonial records, and a bibliography.
African Americans at Jamestown
- Description of early history of slavery at Jamestown, timeline of pertinent events, and bibliography of further reading.
African Slavery in America
- Essay written in 1774 and publishes March 8, 1775.
American Slavery Until 1820
- A brief history of american slavery up till the compromise of 1820.
Chronology On The History Of Slavery, 1619-1789
- this page contains a timeline of slavery in America from 1619 until "the end", reportedly in 1865 when the 13th amendment to the Constitution offered universal manumission and abolished slavery. The chronology has been thoroughly researched, with references at the end of each entry, some pointing to other Web resources.
History of the Abolitionist Movement
- The Quakers were the first to question slavery from a moral point of view.
How the Cradle of Liberty Became a Slave-Owning Nation
- Detailed article published by the Washington Post on the origins of American slavery, from its origins in European ignorance towards Africans at the time of European exploration, to George Washington's vested interests in the institution.
North American Slave Narratives
- Slave narratives from the beginning of American slavery until the 1920's. Published by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Original Slave Trade Documents from the 18th and 19th Centuries
- This site provides access to raw data and documentation on a variety of slave trade topics from the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries. Published by the Data and Program Library Service
PBS: Africans in America, Part 1, The Terrible Transformation
- Numerous articles tracing the origins of American slavery from the European incursion into Africa to mid 18th century America, maps, timelines, illustrations.
- Excerpts from Slave Narratives, published by the University of Houston.
The African-American: A Journey from Slavery to Freedom
- Collection of articles published by the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library of Long Island University summarizing American slavery. Includes timelines, biographies and links to further reading.
The Dred Scott Case
- Dred Scott, a fifty year-old slave, and his wife Harriet filed suit for their freedom in the St. Louis Circuit Court. The disposition of this case, and its infamous ruling, contributed to the tensions leading to the Civil War.
The Roots of American Slavery: A Bibliographical Essay
- Bibliographical essay by Philip J. Schwarz, Department of History, Virginia Commonwealth University. Lists many books on the subject with comments on the contents and value.
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