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Free the Slaves     View
Website for this organization whose mission is to "end slavery worldwide." Provides background about modern slavery and specific situations and types of slavery, such as contract slavery ("where a worker is deceived into slavery throug ...
http://www.freetheslaves.net/

Emancipation Proclamation     View
Small exhibit on the Emancipation Proclamation, issued by Abraham Lincoln at the beginning of 1863 during the Civil War. Includes an essay about Lincoln and slavery, timeline, and images of versions of the document. Part of a Library of Congress Amer ...
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/almintr.html

The Emancipation Proclamation     View
This site contains images of the entire original Emancipation Proclamation, a transcript, and an explanation of its historical significance during and after the Civil War. From the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/american_originals_iv/sections/text_emancipation.html

Race: The Power of an Illusion     View
Companion site to the California Newsreel documentary about "race in society, science, and history." Background documents cover topics such as genetics, evolution, slavery, 19th-century race science, immigration, and racial classification. ...
http://www.pbs.org/race/

Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database     View
This site provides access to four databases (Voyages, Estimates, Images, and African Names) with "information on almost 35,000 slaving voyages that forcibly embarked over 10 million Africans for transport to the Americas between the sixteenth an ...
http://www.slavevoyages.org/tast/index.faces

Return to the African Burial Ground     View
This 2003 interview with the physical anthropologist who was the director of the African Burial Ground Project discusses how "on October 3, 2003, the remains of more than 400 enslaved people arrived in New York and were taken in a procession up ...
http://www.archaeology.org/online/interviews/blakey/

The End of Slavery: The Creation of the 13th Amendment     View
"Editorials, feature stories, news items, illustrations, cartoons, a poem, and an advertisement" from the pages of Harper's Weekly, "the leading American illustrated newspaper in the second-half of the nineteenth century," about t ...
http://13thamendment.harpweek.com/

Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition     View
A searchable site "dedicated to the investigation and dissemination of information concerning all aspects of the Atlantic slave system and its destruction." "Source Documents" contains speeches, letters, cartoons and graphics, int ...
http://www.yale.edu/glc/

Slavery Era Insurance Registry     View
"In August 2000 the California legislature found that insurance policies from the slavery era have been discovered in the archives of several insurance companies, documenting insurance coverage for slaveholders for damage to or death of their sl ...
http://www.insurance.ca.gov/0100-consumers/0300-public-programs/0200-slavery-era-insur/

Death or Liberty - Gabriel, Nat Turner and John Brown     View
This online exhibit features transcripts and digital images of over sixty documents that relate to resistance to slavery in Virginia between the American Revolution and the Civil War. Each section includes a summary and the site provides primary docu ...
http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whoweare/exhibits/deathliberty/

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