Slavery: Slave Trade
These sites provide information on the slave trade that involved the United States and Africa. See maps of the sailing routes and read first-hand accounts of slave life. Take part in a simulated slave auction. There are links to eThemes Resources on slavery during the Civil War, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the Underground Railroad.
Scholastic: Culture and Change: Evolution of Black History
This is an interactive timeline which provides brief descriptions of landmarks in black histroy including African Americans who made a difference.
Born in Slavery
Narratives and photos from the Library of Congress of African Americans who had been slaves. Be sure to read the narratives before using them with a class due to sensitive language.
Discovery Channel: Understanding Slavery
Learn about a slave from Africa and his experiences through his own writing. "Witness a Slave Auction" lets you interact with this scene and its characters.
PBS: Africans in America
This PBS site tells about the history of African Americans. Click on "The Terrible Transformation" then "Narrative" to learn about the slave trade, captured Africans, and slave traders.
PBS: The Slave Kingdoms
This site tells about West Africa and its involvement with the slave trade. Read diary entries of Africans as they reflect on the slave trade in their countries.
African Americans in Slavery
This site provides a good overview of slavery in the U.S., the triange trade route, and the type of work slaves did.
The Amistad Case
This site takes a look at the case what Africans who were captured as slaves then killed the captain to try and escape.
Brain POP!: Slavery
Watch a movie about the history of slavery in America, then take the quiz. NOTE: This site is available by subscription only.
From Africa to Europe
This ThinkQuest site explains the slave trade by the Portuguese, Dutch, French, and English that was in effect before America joined in.
eThemes Resource: Civil War: Slavery
These sites contain information about the Civil War and slavery. Learn about the inception of American slavery, the life of a slave, the Underground Railroad, the Missouri Compromise, and the John Brown raid. See currency from the Confederacy with slaves on it. Includes links to other eThemes on the Civil War.
eThemes Resource: Slavery: The Underground Railroad
These sites are about the Underground Railroad movement that helped runaway slaves escape to Canada. Learn about Harriet Tubman and other influential leaders. Listen to songs and read the lyrics that secretly told the escape route. Play a game that allows you to face the same decisions the runaway slaves faced. Includes maps and historic photographs, plus a link to an eThemes Resource on the slave trade.
eThemes Resource: Historic Documents: Emancipation Proclamation
These sites contain information about the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Abraham Lincoln in 1863. See the actual document and read about its impact on slavery and the Civil War. Includes a timeline with important events. There are links to eThemes Resources on slavery during the Civil War, the slave trade, and the Underground Railroad.
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