This guide is an introduction to what primary sources are in the field of history, how to use primary sources, how to read and transcribe original documents and links to on-line primary sources by historic topic.
This is a selected bibliography of primary source collections pertaining to the history of Slavery in the U.S. available online. Please note, the library is not responsible for the content on these sources and it is the student's responsibility to properly cite from the proper location. There may also be secondary sources included in these collections and it is up to the student to evaluate if the item qualifies as a primary or secondary source.
Since its launch in 1994, the UNESCO Slave Route Project has contributed to the production of innovative knowledge, the development of high-level scientific networks and the support of memory initiatives on the theme of slavery, its abolition and the resistance it generated.
Collection of primary source records pertaining to slavery in America. Sources include: account books, affidavits, autobiographies, Bible records, bill of sales, broadsides, court records, deeds, diaries and more.