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Books:

The Classic Slave Narratives: The Life of Olaudah Equiano, The History of Mary Prince, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girledited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Mentor, 1987)

A History of the African American Peopleby James Oliver Horton & Lois E. Horton, Consulting Editors (Wayne State University Press, 1997)

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroadby Ann Petry (Harper Trophy 1953)

History of Slaveryby Susanne Everett (Chartwell Books, 1997)

Nat Turner: Slave Revolt Leaderby Terry Bisson (Chelsea House Publishers, 1988)

Rebels Against Slavery: American Slave Revoltsby Patricia C. Mickissack and Frederick L. McKissack (Scholastic, 1999)

Slavery and the Coming of the Civil Warby Christopher Collier and James Lincoln Collier (Benchmark Books, 2000)

Sojourner Truth: Antislavery Activistby Peter Krass (Chelsea House Publishers, 1989)

To Be A Slaveby Julius Lester (Scholastic, 1968)

Web sites:

History of Slavery (Britannica)
http://www.britannica.com/bcom/eb/article/7/0,5716,117527+1+109538,00.html
Extensive survey of slavery in history, laws regarding slaves, and the sociology of slavery.

Slavery in Africa
http://www.africana.com/tt_145.htm
A review of the African side of slavery, tracing the roots of slavery before European contact and ways that Africans participated in the transatlantic slave trade.

Enslaved (Colonial Williamsburg)
http://www.history.org/trips
An interactive exploration of slavery, using primary documents to trace the route of the transatlantic slave trade.

The Underground Railroad (National Geographic)
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/99/railroad/index.html
Interactive feature about the Underground Railroad that helped slaves escape to freedom.

Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture
http://www.iath.virginia.edu/utc/
An exploration of Harriet Beacher Stowe's landmark book as an American cultural phenomenon. Includes online exhibits, primary documents, songs, 3D objects, film clips.

The American Anti-Slavery Group
http://www.anti-slavery.org/
This organization is dedicated to abolishing slavery worldwide. The Web site offers information about slavery today.

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