August 8, 2022

Primary Source Spotlight: Slavery (U.S.)

Last Updated on April 4, 2022

The slaves' dream
Library slavery collections

Slave narratives

Frederick Douglass primary source set

Frances Ann Kemble primary source set


Correspondence & early texts

Other texts


Slavery newspapers

Slavery maps

Slave song recordings

Slavery sheet music

Slavery image set

Slavery political cartoons

PSN curated primary source collections related to slavery

Library blog posts related to slavery

Primary Source Learning: Slavery (U.S.)


  1. […] Congress features the escape from slavery of Frederick Douglass on this day in 1838. Born into slavery, Douglass became a renowned abolitionist, journalist, author, and human rights […]

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