Links: H334 & H335, African-American History

Writing Tips


New Links


Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Data Base

Essays on slavery by David Eltis and Philip Morgan

Documenting the American South at UNC-Chapel Hill

“The Terrible Transformation”

American Slave Narratives

The African-American Experience in Ohio

African-American Mosaic at the U.S. Library of Commerce

The Avalon Project: Statutes of the United States Concerning Slavery

The Dred Scott Case

The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress

Freedmen and Southern Society Project

Third Person, First Person: Slave Voices from the Special Collections Library, Duke University

Toward Racial Equality: Harper's Weekly Reports on Black America, 1857-1874




From the French film, “Benito Cereno” (1967)

Additional Links



“Syllabus Tyrannus,” the tyranny of the university syllabus


“Race and the Wilful Ignorance of Margaret Wente”


Devastating review of Nicholas Wade’s “A Troublesome Inheritance”


Steve Almond on the “Football Industrial Complex”


“The Case for Reparations,” by Ta-Nehisi Coates


The African-American Mosaic at the U.S. Library of Congress


History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web


Making of America: A Digital Library of Primary Sources


U.S. National Archives


Discussion on Race in America, led by Nicholas Lemann


U.S. Women’s History Workshop


People with a History: An Online Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Trans* History


Who Killed William Robinson (on Salt Spring Island in 1868)?


The Valley of the Shadow Project: Two Communities in the American Civil War


American Memory at the U.S. Library of Congress


Digital History, at the University of Houston


Civil Rights Special Collection















Why we should take notes by hand, and not on a laptop.

These links are still useful. They will be updated in autumn 2017.