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Slavery and the Making of America
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Introduction
Over the past few decades, the study of slavery has become a central theme in scholarship on African-Americans and on the history of the United States. Contributions in print, film, and electronic media continue to expand our understanding of the impact slavery had on the men and women who lived it and the nation that it shaped. Explore some of these sources and broaden your perspective on this significant period in American history.
In Print Online

Browse through a list of books on aspects of the slave experience in America. Find out more about SLAVERY AND THE MAKING OF AMERICA, the companion book to this television series.
Reproduction of an historical image
Read digitized letters, diaries, and first-hand accounts of the slave experience such as THE NARRATIVE OF HENRY BOX BROWN, WHO ESCAPED FROM SLAVERY IN A BOX 3 FEET LONG AND 2 WIDE.
Book cover of SLAVERY AND THE MAKING OF AMERICA
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TV & Film For Kids
Image of the TV series AFRICANS IN AMERICA
What was life like for slaves on a plantation? How did the Underground Railroad work? What happened after slavery and Reconstruction? Learn about television programs that answer these and many other questions.
Book cover of AUNT HARRIET'S UNDERGROUND RAILROAD IN THE SKY
Kids and Teens! Let a book take you on a journey into America's slaveholding past.
TV & Film Resources Resources for Kids
WPA Slave Narratives
Photo of an African American woman from the WPA collection
In the 1930s the Works Progress Administration sponsored a Federal Writers' Project dedicated to chronicling the experience of slavery as remembered by former slaves. Learn more about the project and access first-hand accounts by former slaves.
WPA Slave Narratives
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