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Slavery & Freedom: Home

About This Guide

This guide includes:

  • journal databases
  • digital historical archives
  • online literature
  • and links to local institutions 

for researching the transatlantic slave trade, abolition, slave resistance, and free Atlantic blacks, 1470-1900. 


Title page from The West Indian Atlas or a General Description of the West Indies.  The page depicts a palm tree lined harbor with a couple of sailing ships and several persons on the shore.


On the site Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, the title page from Thomas Jefferys' West Indian Atlas

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Monecia Samuel
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