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Civil Rights Revolution and the Law: Slavery

In their own voices

Voices From the Days of Slavery
Recordings of former slaves in made by various interviewers working in nine Southern states between 1932 and 1975.

Slavery in America

Slaves and the Courts, 1740-1860
Over a hundred pamphlets and books published between 1772 and 1889, including an assortment of trials and cases, reports, arguments, accounts, examinations of cases and decisions, proceedings, journals, a letter, and other works of historical importance.
From Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Pamphlet Collection 1822-1909
396 pamphlets by African-American authors and others who wrote about slavery, African colonization, Emancipation, Reconstruction, and related topics. From the Library of Congress' Rare Book and Special Collections Division.
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938
More than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves collected in the 1930s as part of the Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA).