Slavery in America
People enslaved Africans for their enforced labor from before America's founding until the end of the Civil War. Learn about the history of slavery, its effects on a budding nation, and the fight to abolish it.
Betwixt & Between
Leslie Anderson Morales
Leslie Anderson Morales discusses African Americans’ experiences during the 1700s.
With Liberty and Justice for All?
A fictitious slave of Thomas Jefferson describes her life in slavery in this short story.
Diana Childress discusses the impact enslaved Africans had on the Americas.
Francisco Menéndez: An Unsung Hero
Jane Landers describes the life and accomplishments of Francisco Menéndez, a West African man who was brought to the Americas as a slave.
Let Them Speak
Richard J. Boles
Richard J. Boles shares accounts from slaves, traders, and observers connected to the Atlantic slave trade.