New Database: Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice

The GSU Library now has access to the primary source database Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, a portal for slavery studies.

Convoy of slaves in the Soudan

Convoy of slaves in the Soudan. 1884. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library

Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice brings together documents and collections spanning six centuries–fromĀ 1490 to 2007–from libraries and archives across the Atlantic world. The collection includes many thousands of original manuscripts, pamphlets, books, paintings, maps, and images not available elsewhere.

Topics emphasized include:

  • Slavery in the Early Americas
  • African Coast
  • The Middle Passage
  • Slavery and Agriculture
  • Urban and Domestic Slavery
  • Slave Testimony
  • Spiritualism and Religion in Slave Communities
  • Resistance and Revolts
  • The Underground Railroad
  • The Abolition Movement and the Slavery Debate
  • Legislation and Politics
  • Freed Slaves, Freedmen and Free Black Settlements
  • Education
  • Slavery and the Islamic World
  • Varieties of Slave Experience
  • Slavery Today and the Legacy of Slavery

Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice also includes links to other online sources approved by scholars and a helpful series of contextual essays written by leading authorities from around the world.

For other primary-source resources on the history of slavery, see also:

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