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Showing Grade 8, Unit 7, American South: 1800-1850
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Encyclopedia of Slavery

http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAslavery.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This Spartacus site has a wealth of information, all cross linked among the names and topics, for anyone beginning research on a person or event related to slavery. Beginning with 32 slave accounts by people famous and obscure, the site then provides 14 articles on the slave system including the slave trade and life on different types of plantations. Following this are 14 articles on life in enslavement and 24 articles on events and issues from the Amistad Mutiny to Reconstruction. There is a huge list of campaigners against slavery both American and British with biographical information on each. Standards 5.4.6, 8.6.4, 8.7 all, 8.9.1, 8.9.5, 8.10.4, and 8.11 all

Comments: The articles are usually short and are designed for student use. The copyright is stringent.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1088

Frederick Law Olmsted: A journey in the Seaboard States (1856)

http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/D/1851-1875/olmsted/jourxx.htm

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Description: Frederick Law Olmstead traveled for fourteen months in the south as a journalist examining planation life. He wrote a series of articles for the New York Daily Times on his journey from Virginia to Texas in 1852. His first set of articles were bound in 1856 as A Journey in the Seaboard States. The articles were designed to convince planters that slavery was not profitable. Many modern historians consider his work one of the best contemporary descriptions of plantation slavery. Standard 8.7.2

Comments: The text is broken into section for easier use by students and classrooms.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1300

Life of a Slave Girl

http://docsouth.unc.edu/jacobs/menu.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Harriet Jacobs was a slave in 19th century America. Her autobiography is a facinating tale about the life of a young girl and her family during that period. Standard 8.7.2

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1982

Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property

http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/natturner/index.html

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Description: Revolutionary hero? Or fanatical killer? Ever since Nat Turner led a famed slave revolt in 1831, he has been the subject of fierce debate. Who was Turner? And who ?owns? the story? Part documentary, part dramatization, this innovative exploration by PBS proves that there is not one story or one Nat Turner. Standard 8.7.2

Comments: This website supports the PBS film by the same name and links to a selection of primary sources as well as the background information on Turner and the history of slave rebellions between 1663 and 1859.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3588

Reconstruction and Its Aftermath

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/aaohtml/exhibit/aopart5.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This Library of Congress American Memory site on Reconstruction is broken into four parts: Forever Free, Black Exodus, Fruits of Reconstruction, and The Role of the Black Church, each with great information about post Civil War America. The primary source material is rich and well explained. Standards 8.11.1, 8.11.2. and 8.11.3

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3642

Slave Songs of the United States

http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/allen/allen.html

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Description: This electronic text is a facsimile of an 1867 book called Slave Songs of the United States by W. F. Allen, C.P. Ware, and L.M. Garrison. It is part of the "Documenting the South" project s at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In the book are the words and sheet music for many spirituals, folk, and work songs of African Americans from the 19th century. Standard 5.4.6 and 8.7.2

Comments: Written in the 19th century, the explanatory text of the book uses language and ideas about African Americans that were the norm at that time.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2783

Slavery in America 1791-1830 Brotherly Love

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part3/title.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: During its first 50 years the United States transformed itself from a small republic into an expansive democracy for white Americans. The nation tripled its population, doubled in size, and extended slavery to parts of the Western frontier. For black Americans, this same period was a contradictory mix of community-building for free blacks and entrenched enslavement for those not yet emancipated. Slavery grew stronger, as the invention of the cotton gin and a booming Southern economy fueled the push westward. In cities like Philadelphia, free blacks sought equal participation in American society by building churches and schools, forming beneficial societies, and petitioning their state legislature. In the aftermath of the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804), several slave uprisings, including Gabriel's Rebellion (1800), Denmark Vesey's Plot (1822), and Nat Turner's Revolt (1831), were poignant reminders of the human desire for freedom -- regardless of the bloody consequences. Standards 8.7.2 and 8.7.4

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2788

Stratford Hall Plantation

http://www.stratfordhall.org/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Take a virtual tour of a southern plantation, examine the document of the month, and explore life among children, indentured servants and slaves as well as plantation owners. Standard 8.7.1, and 8.7.3

Comments: Stratford Hall is the birthplace of Robert E. Lee.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2872

The Slave Experience: Religion

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/slavery/experience/religion/index.html

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Description: Learn about the religious experiences and ideas of enslaved Africans mostly during the colonial period in America. What beliefs did the Africans bring with them? What objects have archaeologists found that were used in religous practices by enslaved people? Explore personal narratives and primary sources related to early African American religion. Then find out why Nat Turner was considered a prophet in the early 19th centuy. Standard 5.4.3, and 8.7.2

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3810

Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture

http://www.iath.virginia.edu/utc/sitemap.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This rich primary source site from the University of Virginia puts Uncle Tom's Cabin in its context of American history. There are examples of other anti-slavery writings that came before Stowe's book. Then there are Stowe's Prefaces, the whole text of Uncle Tom's Cabin, a comparison among the manuscript, serial and novel forms of the book, and playable songs from the novel. Lastly the site has numerous primary source responses to and reviews of Stowe's book from 1852 to 1930. Standards 8.7.3, 8.9.1, and 11.3.1

Comments: Materials may be printed for classroom use.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3274

37 resources found; showing 10 per page, sorted by Rating then by Title...
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