Slavery in America

 

Slavery in America began in 1607 and continued until 1865. These links tell you more about this controversial but, for a long time, legal practice.


Foes of Slavery
These African-Americans are famous for fighting against slavery.

Remembering Slavery: Those Who Survived Tell Their Stories
Read about slavery in the words of the people who lived it and lived to tell about it.

Slavery in the U.S.
This site covers all aspects of the topic

Timeline of Slavery in America
From 1619 to 1865

Slave Life and Slave Codes
Legal basis for mistreating a great many people

Thomas Paine Speaks Out Against Slavery
This article was published in newspapers in 1775.

The Underground Railroad
Links, articles, pictures, stories, primary sources, and much more about this "route to freedom" followed by a great many slaves

The Thirteenth Amendment
The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery. The passage of this amendment wasn't a foregone conclusion, though.

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