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Showing Grade 8, Unit 7, American South: 1800-1850
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African-American Experience

http://www.history.org/Almanack/life/Af_Amer/aalife.cfm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: By the American Revolution, 20 percent of the overall population in the thirteen colonies was of African descent. The legalized practice of enslaving blacks occurred in every colony. Here is information on the life a African Americans in colonial Virginia. Standards 5.4.6, 8.7.2, and 8.7.4

Comments: This colonial Williamsburg site has well researched biography sheets to use in classroom enactments.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 115

African-American Women

http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/collections/african-american-women.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This online archival collection features scanned pages and texts of the writings of African-American women. It includes letters written by slaves. Standards 8.7.2 and 8.7.4

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 119

African-American Women On-line Archival Collections

http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/collections/african-american-women.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Life histories of several African-American women who were slaves are available on this page which is part of the Special Collections at Duke University. Standards 8.7.4 and 11.10.7

Comments: Excellent primary source documents and many links to related information.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 118

Capture of a Slaver, The

http://eserver.org/race/capture-of-a-slaver.txt

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is the account by an American seaman of his memory serving on a brig that was part of a British and American patrol along the west coast of Africa to suppress the slave trade. He describes the whole process of capturing a slave shipin very vivid language. Standard 8.7.2

Comments: Don't let the grey background put you off. This is a grippingly written account. Creating an edited down version with pictures as a children's literature book would be a great class project.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 595

Conditions on Tobacco and Cotton Plantations

http://docsouth.unc.edu/ballslavery/summary.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Charles Ball describes life on a Maryland tobacco plantation and a cotton plantation in Georgia. Though he found "the general conditions of slavery...the same everywhere," he noted real differences in the manner in which slaves were treated. Standard 8.7.2

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 783

Eli Whitney Museum

http://www.eliwhitney.org/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This page from the Eli Whitney Museum site provides biographical information, the story of the cotton gin, and will tell you how Eli Whitney changed America. Standards 8.6.1 and 8.7.1

Comments: The Museum's home page also leads to other inventors.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1070

Images Related to Slavery

http://historyproject.ucdavis.edu/imageapp.php?Major=BA&Minor=T

Rating: 2, High!

Description: These pictures provide a record of slavery in America from slave ads to auction scenes. They are original works of authorship, government records, works for which copyright permission has expired, works reprinted with permission, or works that we believe are within the fair use protection of the copyright laws. Standard 8.7.2

Comments: The site is maintained by the History and Cultures Project, Department of History, UC Davis. There is little text to describe them but the images are riveting in and of themselves and expand for projection.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1692

Negro Spirituals.com

http://www.negrospirituals.com/history.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The story of the negro spirituals is closely linked to the history of African Americans. Here is a brief history of spiritual singing in American history, and the lyrics to over 100 spirituals. Standard 8.7.2

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3770

Patent For the Cotton Gin (1794)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?doc=14

Rating: 2, High!

Description: It's hard to over estimate the Cotton Gin as a watershed invention in American history. Designed to separate the seed from the cotton, this invention made cotton production profitable for the first time and with it slave worked plantations that reversed for ever the idea of the gradual dying out of slavery in America. Standard 8.7.1

Comments: This OurDocuments site has a facsimile of the patent, a transcription, and background information. It links to a National Archive lesson on the cotton gin.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Resource ID: 2413

Servants, Slavery, Abolition, and Emancipation

http://score.rims.k12.ca.us/score_lessons/slavery/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here are primary source pictures and text with explanations relating to the evolution of slavery in American history. Topics covered include early indentured service ideas, the evolution of servitude to slavery, slavery in the north, conditions for southern slaves, resistance to slavery, abolition in America and the Emancipation Proclamation. Standards 5.4.6 and 8.7.2

Comments: This site was adapted from a PowerPoint by Professor Joyce Hanson, California State University San Bernardino for the Desert ARea Teaching American History Grant.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3630

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