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Slavery: Resources

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Any of these subjects can be combined in a CBBcat Advanced Search with Subject: diaries OR correspondence OR narratives OR sources OR speeches OR interviews to locate primary sources in published form.

The same subject headings work in WorldCat and HathiTrust, which will expand your search beyond CBB.

Primary Sources on Slavery

Slave narratives and testimony
Runaway slave advertisements
Emancipation sources
Abolitionism sources

 

See the guide "United States History: Primary Sources" for broader list of primary sources for U.S. history.