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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.

It's hard to imagine that people did these things to each other, but different times allowed different ideals. Your About Guide to African-American History reveals the terrible tragedy of slavery.

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.

Black Resistance: Slavery in the U.S.
This site focuses on the resistance to American slavery.

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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