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Slave Voices

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To read first-hand accounts of life in bondage, see:

Slave Voices
Annotated extracts from the slave narratives.

African American Women
The slave letters from the Duke University Library’s Special Collections provide a rare firsthand glimpse into the lives of slaves and the relationships they had with their owners.

American Life Histories
Interviews with former slaves conducted between 1936 and 1938.

Exploring Amistad
This site contains over 500 primary documents including court documents, journal entries, and newspaper stories dealing with the Amistad Affair.

North American Slave Narratives
This site include all the narratives of fugitive and former slaves published in broadsides, pamphlets, or book form in English up to 1920 and many of the biographies of fugitive and former slaves published in English before 1920.

Third Person, First Person: Slave Voices
Documents related to slavery from the Duke University library.

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