Newspaper editorials from around the country written about the Dred Scott case, John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry, and the Nebraska Bill (leading to the creation of the Nebraska and Kansas territories). Choose your topic on the left-hand menu to view newspaper editorials.
A collection of 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves, gathered in the 1930s by the Works Progress Administration. For a list of all slaves' narratives in this collection, scroll half way down the page.
The Freedman's Bureau was established at the dawn of emancipation to help former slaves transition from slavery to citizenship. Their records include the names of every slave who came through their offices, and they are currently being digitized. Take part in this historic project to create a searchable database of slave names that will help millions of Americans trace their ancestry.