African American Archives

November 1st, 2011 by Lisa Finder

The library has a trial of a database  called African American Archives. It provides over 1 million pages of original historical documents. These  documents include:

  • Records relating to court cases involving the Spanish schooner Amistad
  • Military service records of volunteer soldiers who served with the United States Colored Troops (1861-1866)
  • A list of slaves of a plantation owner
  • 18th century records of the auctions of slaves
  • Records concerning slavery and emancipation in the Danish West Indies (1672-1917)
  •   Documents of the American Colonization Society, an organization which helped to establish Liberia ( a colony for freed American slaves).

Explore this database to discover important primary source materials  concerning the history of African Americans in this country. To access the database click here.

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