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Africans in America

The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas

Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy

African American Religion in the Nineteenth Century
Laurie Maffly-Kipp, a professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina examines the fusion of African and Christian religious beliefs and practices.

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.

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

An Introduction to the Slave Narrative
An interpretation of the slave narratives by William L. Andrews, a leading authority on the subject.

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

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

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