1490 - 1888
Subscription Type
  • The contents of this collection are available for text analysis and data mining through Gale's Digital Scholar Lab (access via "Digital Scholar Lab" entry in Database Library or Catalog).
English, Danish, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Swedish, Welsh
Resource Types
E-Books and E-Texts, Images and Sound
Collections of primary source materials that document the transatlantic slave trade, the global movement for the abolition of slavery, the legal, personal, and economic aspects of slavery, and the dynamics of emancipation. Part 1, Debates over Slavery and Abolition, contains books, pamphlets, newspaper and periodical titles, and manuscript collections, documenting the worldwide movement for the abolition of slavery in the eighteenth and nineteenth century with sources originating in the United States and Europe. Part 2, the Slave Trade in the Atlantic World, charts the inception of slavery in Africa and its rise as perpetuated on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, with particular focus on the United Kingdom, France, and the United States. This collection features a wide range of materials, from monographs and individual papers to company records, newspapers, and a variety of government documents. Part 3, the Institution of Slavery, includes legal documents, plantation records, personal accounts, newspapers, and government documents, covering 1490 to 1888. Part 4, the Age of Emancipation, from 1788 to 1896, includes a range of rare documents related to the emancipation of slaves in the United States, as well as Latin America, the Caribbean, and other areas of the world.