In this section you can find out more about the man who was called the ‘moral steam engine’ about his life dedicated to the abolition of slavery and the innovative campaign methods he introduced sources.
Below is a list of primary-source materials available throughout the slavery and the making of america web site, which is organized by themes under each theme is a list of the primary-source documents available historical fiction readings for all grade levels are also available to use with your students.
This toolbox is not a history of slavery in this section, enslavement, most of the primary sources come from narratives written in the 1800s by former slaves and published by abolition societies, churches, or the authors themselves (in one case to raise money for his education) slave narratives from the federal writers' project,. The tragedy of slavery in america is an undeniably influential part of american historythese sites provide all the historic details, as well as a better understanding of how this practice affected (and continues to affect) the social and political fabric of the country.
Draft letter/article from thomas clarkson (countering claims that slavery is right) 1790 an abstract of the evidence delivered before a select committee of the house of commons. Internet primary source sites relating to slavery primary source sites available through the asu library archivefinder archive finder includes archivesusa and nids uk/irelandit is a current directory of repositories and collections of primary source material housed across the united states and united kingdom.
Born in slavery: slave narratives from the federal writers' project, 1936-1938 contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves these narratives were collected in the 1930s as part of the federal writers' project (fwp) of the works progress administration, later renamed work projects administration (wpa.