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Slavery and the Making of AmericaPicture of a plantation house near Social Circle, Georgia
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The Slave Experience: Living
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Laws and Proclamations
Act of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Correspondence
Letter from Robert Edmondson to Mrs. St. George Tucker
Journals and Diaries
Excerpt from Captain Thomas Phillips' journal of the voyage of the Hannibal
Page from Thomas Jefferson's FARM BOOK
Narratives and Memoirs
Excerpt from THE INTERESTING NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF OLAUDAH EQUIANO
Excerpt from the NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS. WRITTEN BY HIMSELF
Excerpts from the NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF WILLIAM W. BROWN, AN AMERICAN SLAVE. WRITTEN BY HIMSELF
Excerpt from SLAVERY IN NEW ENGLAND
Excerpt from INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL. WRITTEN BY HERSELF
Description of a mulatto woman's circumstances from THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD
Poetry and Literature
Excerpt from THE POOR UNHAPPY TRANSPORTED FELON'S SORROWFUL ACCOUNT
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