Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice


Archives primary source documents for the study of slavery and abolition with materials from Africa, the Caribbean, the U.S., Latin America, and Europe from 1490 to 2007.

About this resource:

This large collection on trans-Atlantic slavery and abolition includes plantation and family records, photographs, paintings, court documents, maps, letters, and testimonies from 1490 to 2007. Geographic coverage includes West Africa and Zanzibar, the Caribbean, the U.S., Latin America, and the U.K. Themes include rural and urban slavery, agricultural and domestic slavery, the Islamic slave trade, desegregation, education, the Underground Railroad, slave rebellions, and modern day slavery and human trafficking.

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Licensed for use by on-site patrons and current Portland State University students, faculty, and staff.