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Abolition Digital Archives
The Abolition of the Slave Trade
The Schomburg Center for Black Research and Culture’s website “provides resources for exploring the various dimensions and consequences, and the impact of decisions made and actions taken or not taken on four continents two centuries ago. It offers insights into the slave trade to the United States, African resistance, abolitionism, the U.S. Constitution and the Slave Trade Acts, 19th century African-American celebrations of the 1807 Act, the illegal slave trade, etc.
Samuel J. May Anti-Slavery Collection at Cornell University
"Numbering over 10,000 titles, May's pamphlets and leaflets document the anti-slavery struggle at the local, regional, and national levels. Much of the May Anti-Slavery Collection was considered ephemeral or fugitive, and today many of these pamphlets are scarce. Sermons, position papers, offprints, local Anti-Slavery Society newsletters, poetry anthologies, freedmen's testimonies, broadsides, etc.
Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and the Law at Yale University
Documents and essays related to the study of “slavery and its role in the development of the modern world.”
The Black Abolitionist Archive
"The Black Abolitionist Digital Archive is a collection of over 800 speeches by antebellum blacks and approximately 1,000 editorials from the period. These important documents provide a portrait of black involvement in the anti-slavery movement; scans of these documents are provided as images and PDF files." Searchable database.
The James G. Birney Collection of Anti-slavery Pamphlets
A bibliography of more than 1,000 anti-slavery documents collected by the abolitionist and donated to Johns Hopkins University.
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000
A collection of full-text primary materials documenting various movements and events in the history of women's social reform activities. Sources include documents, images, and books, and are organized around topical document projects.