Web Sites on American Abolition

General | State & Local History | Underground Railroad | Resistance & Rebellion | Slave Trade | Images & Exhibitions | Writers & Literature | Civil War

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Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, Yale Center for International and Area Studies

Abolitionism, 1830-1850, University of Virginia

Studies in the World History of Slavery, Abolition, and Emancipation, H-Net

Abolition, Anti-Slavery Movements, and the Rise of the Sectional Controversy, Library of Congress

Abolitionism, Africans in America, PBS

Reform Impulse (1831), Learner.org

The African-American Mosaic, Library of Congress

State & Local History     Top

The African-American Experience in Ohio, 1850-1920, Ohio Historical Society

Organizing Abolition: Anti-Slavery Societies in Massachusetts, Old Sturbridge Village

Yale, Slavery, & Abolitionists, Yale University

Underground Railroad     Top

The Underground Railroad, National Geographic

Underground Railroad, The Time of the Lincolns, PBS

Follow the Drinking Gourd, NASA Quest

Freedom Trail in Central New York (.pdf), National Register of Historic Places

Oswego County (NY) Underground Railroad, Oswego County Freedom Trail Commission

Underground Railroad in Lancaster County, Millersville University

              Indiana Freedom Trail: Underground Railroad Sites, Indiana Historical Bureau          
              Follow the North Star, Conner Prairie Settlement
Resistance & Rebellion     Top

Death or Liberty: Gabriel, Nat Turner, and John Brown, Library of Virginia

The Vesey Conspiracy, Africans in America, PBS

Nat Turner's Rebellion, Africans in America, PBS

The Amistad Case, National Portrait Gallery

John Brown's Holy War, American Experience, PBS

John Brown and the Valley of the Shadow, University of Virginia

Slave Trade     Top

Pictorial Images of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

The Slave Trade Archives Project, UNESCO

Images & Exhibitions     Top

A Durable Memento: Augustus Washington in Liberia, National Portrait Gallery

1846: Portrait of the Nation, National Portrait Gallery

Images of African Americans in the 19th Century, Digital Schomburg

Massachusetts Dageurreotypes, Daguerreian Society. Includes Faneuil Hall, John Brown, Jonathan Walker's branded hand, and nurse and child.

Images of American Political History, Tolerance, Abolition, Suffrage, and Civil Rights, Teaching Politics

The Face of American Slavery, Museum of American Photography

Writers & Literature     Top

Also see Documents & Electronic Texts

From Slavery to Freedom, Literature & Life, PBS

Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture, University of Virginia

African American Women Writers of the 19th Century, Digital Schomburg

Civil War     Top

United States Civil War Center, Abolition and Slavery, Louisiana State University

The Antislavery Press and the American Civil War, R.J.M. Blackett



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