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Dred Scott Case Papers

http://www.library.wustl.edu/vlib/dredscott/

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: In 1846, Dred Scott and his wife Harriet filed suit for their freedom in the St. Louis Circuit Court. This suit began an eleven-year legal fight that ended in the U.S. Supreme Court, which issued a landmark decision declaring that Scott remain a slave. This decision was a critical turning point in the rising tensions between the free and slave states just before the American Civil War and blocked legal efforts at state-by-state abolition. The records displayed in this exhibit document the Scotts' early struggle to gain their freedom through litigation and are the only extant records of this significant case as it was heard in the St. Louis Circuit Court. Standard 8.9.5

Comments: These documents are priceless for a classroom discussion of slavery and abolition.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 993

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 Douglass

http://www.nps.gov/frdo/freddoug.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: Many people know that Frederick Douglass was the father of the Civil Rights Movement through his pivotal work for the abolition of slavery. Fewer people realize his work for women's suffrage. This site by the National Park Service is a virtual museum of the his life. Standard 8.9.1

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1299

Harriet: The Moses of Her People

http://docsouth.unc.edu/harriet/harriet.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This electronic biography of Harriet Tubman is one of the earliest written. Published in 1886, Sarah Bradford's Moses of Her People reveals the secret movement since called the Underground Railroad. Readers learn about the struggles for freedom that preceeded the Civil War and the heroism of people such as Harriet Tubman. Standard 8.9.1

Comments: This is part of the Documenting the American South project and may be duplicated for use in the classroom.

Resource Type: Literature/Story.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1495

I Will Be Heard: Abolitionism in America

http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/abolitionism/introduction.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: "Abolitionism in America" documents our country?s intellectual, moral, and political struggle to achieve freedom for all Americans. Featuring rare books, manuscripts, letters, photographs, and other materials from Cornell?s pre-eminent anti-slavery and Civil War collections, the exhibition explores the complex history of slavery, resistance, and abolition from the 1700s through 1865. Standards 8.7.2, 8.9.0, 8.9.1, 8.10.4, and 8.11.5

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3614

John Brown Story and Trial

http://www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/trialsindex.htm#John%20Brown%20Trial

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This site has a complete story of John Brown's life, his anti slavery activities including the raid on Harper's Ferry, numerous newspaper accounts and photos, and a description of his trial. Standard 8.9.1

Comments: This University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School site is an index to several rich sources of information and is great for research.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1822

The Electric Ben Franklin

http://www.ushistory.org/franklin/index.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: The remarkable Benjamin Franklin, a printer by trade, a scientist by fame, and a man of action by all accounts, continues to shape American thinking and action. The Independence Hall Association has commissioned and assembled these resources for educators and students to explore the diversity that was Benjamin Franklin. Included are a biography, his autobiography, a timeline, primary sources, the kite experiment, quotes, and much more. Standards 5.5.4, 5.6.2, and 8.9.1

Comments: This site is very rich. Some of the resources are at an advanced level but there are materials for students of all ages.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2998

The Underground Railroad

http://education.ucdavis.edu/NEW/STC/lesson/socstud/railroad/contents.htm

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: This well organized, informative site was developed by two students in the UC Davis Education Department in 1996. It has not been updated, but all the links are still viable. Standards 5.4.6 and 8.9.1

Comments: This will be a useful first stop for doing UGR research.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3105

Two Letters Regarding Bleeding Kansas

http://65.254.39.125/~gilderle/collection/docs_archive/docs_archive_BleedingKansas.html

Rating: 1, Awesome!

Description: In the years leading up to the Civil War, nothing was more hotly contested than the issue of slavery. The struggle known as "Bleeding Kansas" was the most violent manifestation of this quarrel, as pro-slavery and anti-slavery settlers struggled to gain control of the territory. Read two opposing perspectives about John Brown and his sons in the conflict over slavery in Kansas. Standards 8.9.1 and 8.9.5

Comments: This Gilder Lehrman site has a well-written introduction to the period that sets the context, a facsimile of the letters, a transcription, and discussion questions.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 3672

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

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