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Aboard the Underground Railroad

http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/underground/ugrrhome.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This National Park Service site provides a brief introduction to the Underground Railroad and pictures of sites now being preserved because of their significance to this important struggle for human dignity and freedom. Standard 8.9.1

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 50

African-American Mosaic

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/intro.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This exhibit from the Library of congress covers four areas --Colonization, Abolition, Migrations, and the WPA. The "back-to-Africa" movement represented by the American Colonization Society is vigorously opposed by abolitionists, and the movement of blacks to the North is documented by the writers and artists who participated in federal projects of the 1930s. Standards 8.7.2, 8.7.4, 8.9 all, 11.1.3, and 11.5.2

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 116

Back to Africa

http://www.connerprairie.org/historyonline/colon.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site provides an overview of the Back to Africa movement that emerged after the American Revolution. Leaders were focused on human rights during the Early Republic and many formerly enslaved had been freed, especially in the North. Many people who opposed slavery, however, did not believe in equality among the races. These people sometimes supported other ideas such as the "Back to Africa" movement. Standard 8.9.0

Comments: This site from the Conner Prairie Museum links to an online database of immigrants to Liberia 1820-1843.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 349

Canadian Series Of North American Negroes

http://www.niica.on.ca/csonan/

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This Canadian site has information and timelines about events in Canada that had impact on slavery and emancipation in the U.S. This is esspecially important in the period from the American Revolution through the Civil War. Those studying the Underground Railroad will find this site particularly helpful in fleshing out the story of the freedom seekers after the left the U.S. Standard 8.9.1

Comments: There is much useful information here, but a better introduction would be helpful.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 584

Colonization of Africa

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/afam002.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This site has documents related to the movement to send free blacks to colonize Africa in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Standard 8.9.1

Comments: These are fascinating primary source materials.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 755

Coming of the Civil War

http://www.learner.org/biographyofamerica/prog10/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Sectional differences between North and South become an all-out crisis in the 1850's. Learn about the succession of incidents that heated up the conflict from Bleeding Kansas to the opening volley of the Civil War at Fort Sumter. Standards 8.9.3 and 8.10.1

Comments: This Biography of America site has an interactive map, the full text of the video for which it was developed, a webography and an interactive timeline. To get full use of the site, the Flash plugin is needed.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 764

Documents of Early Texas

http://www.lsjunction.com/docs/docs.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here are five important documents of Texas history including Travis' Appeal from the Alamo February 24, 1836; the Texas Declaration of Independence March 2, 1836; the Treaty of Velasco May 14, 1836; the Resolution Annexing Texas to the U.S. March 1, 1845; and the Texas Ordinance of Secession February 2, 1861. Standards 8.8.6 and 8.9.4

Comments: The introductions to the documents help put them in historical context.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 973

Dred Scott Decision

http://www.nps.gov/jeff/dred_scott.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: The National Park Service provides this site with links to the Dred Scott case and decision. This case effectively blocked attempts to find peaceful, legal solutions to slavery in the United States. Standard 8.9.5

Comments: Audio clips featuring the words of Harriet Scott are provided at this site.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 994

Dred Scott v Sanford (1857)

http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=true&doc=29

Rating: 2, High!

Description: By the Dred Scott v Sanford ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court stated that slaves were not citizens of the United States and, therefore, could not expect any protection from the Federal Government or the courts. The opinion also stated that Congress had no authority to ban slavery from a Federal territory. On its way to the Supreme Court, the Dred Scott case grew in scope and significance as slavery became the single most explosive issue in American politics. By the time the case reached the high court, it had come to have enormous political implications for the entire nation. This decision moved the nation a step closer to Civil War. The decision was overturned by the 13th and 14th amendments to the Constitution, which abolished slavery and declared all persons born in the United States to be citizens of the United States.Standard 8.9.5

Comments: This Our Documents site has a facsimile of the original document, a transcription of it, and background information to help the reader put the document in context.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 995

Excerpts from "The Fugitive Slave Act" (1850)

http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/D/1826-1850/slavery/act.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is a brief selection of text from nine sections of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 which pushed the nation closer to war. The italicized words are the direct quotes from the document. Particularly note the text in Section 7 to understand the risks of those who helped fugitives escape through the Underground Railroad. Standards 8.9.1 and 8.9.5

Comments: The process of excepting has made this document very accessible to most students.

Resource Type: Primary Source Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1140

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