Slave Trade-Reconstructn

Fall 2013

Listed in: Black Studies, as BLST-231  |  History, as HIST-247; Hilary J. Moss (Section 01)

Questions about research in this course? Contact Dunstan C. McNutt.

  • Overview
  • Web Resources



American Negro Historical Society Collection, 1790-1905     
See the Guide to Scholarly Resources Microfilm Edition (REF E185 .A48 1998) for an index.

Black Abolitionist Papers 1830-1865
See the Guide to the Microfilm Edition (REF E449 .B625 1981) for an index.

African American Newspapers (coming soon)

Print Sources
See the section on finding primary sources in the catalog from the "Primary Sources Resesarch Guide" for common subheadings to use when searching the 5 Colleges Catalog. Combine those subheadings with the subject keywords: African Americans History

Web Resources

African American Newspapers (1827-1902) 
Starting with Freedom's Journal in 1827, the database will eventually contain all major African-American newspapers published in the U.S. during the 19th century. (Be sure to select "African American Newspapers" in the "Source" menu.)

Frederick Douglass Papers
The Frederick Douglass Papers at the Library of Congress presents the papers of the nineteenth-century African-American abolitionist who escaped from slavery and then risked his own freedom by becoming an outspoken antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher.

America's Historical Newspapers (1690-1980) 
Searchable archive of American newspapers including Early American Newspapers, Series 1,2, and 5 (1690-1922) and Hispanic American Newspapers (1808-1980). Browse the "Newspaper Titles" tab for African American Newspapers, such as the Frederick Douglass' Paper. 

Chronicling America - African American Newspapers