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.
Slavery: Those Who Survived Tell Their
Read about slavery in the words of the people who lived
it and lived to tell about it.
Resistance: Slavery in the
This site focuses on the resistance to American
Paine Speaks Out Against
This article was published in newspapers in 1775.
Links, articles, pictures, stories, primary sources, and
much more about this "route to freedom" followed by a great
The Thirteenth Amendment
The Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery. The passage of this amendment wasn't a foregone conclusion, though.
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