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Several databases containing digitized primary sources specific to slavery are listed below.

Proquest Black Freedom Struggle

Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive

A foremost primary resource on American slavery are the 17 volumes of 2,300 slave narratives from 17 states, collected by the Works Project Administration (WPA) during the Depression and sponsored by the Library of Congress.  The entire collection, including 500 black and white photographs of former slaves, is available in full text from the Library of Congress and may be accessed by clicking here.  Iona has one volume in its collection directly available as an ebook: The WPA Oklahoma Slave Narratives, which may be viewed by clicking here


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