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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
"Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture - A national research library devoted to collecting, preserving and providing access to resources documenting the experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the world. Today, the Schomburg Center... (Learn more)
Format: website
Provided by: New York Public Library
Slaves and the Courts, 1740-1860
Includes approximately 100 documents (all published between 1772 and 1889) concerning legal issues confronted by African and African-American slaves as well as legislators, officers of the law, abolitionists, and slave-holders. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: Library of Congress
The Time of the Lincolns
This site looks into all aspects of life during the time Abraham Lincoln was president of the United States. Primary sources include letters and first-hand accounts from soldiers, nurses, abolitionists, and others from that time period. (Learn more)
Format: website/general
Provided by: PBS and WGBH
Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture - A Multimedia Archive
A comprehensive site on Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin which deals with abolitionism, slavery, and the Civil War era. The site includes texts, images, songs, 3-D objects, and film clips. (Learn more)
Format: website/lesson plan
Provided by: University of Virginia
The Underground Railroad
Take a journey on the Underground Railroad on this interactive site and make the decisions that will get you to freedom. The site includes classroom ideas with educational activities for k-12 students and additional links to resources by grade level, a discussion... (Learn more)
Format: website/activity
Provided by: National Geographic Society