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Primary Sources: U.S. Slavery

General Primary Resources in the History of Slavery in the U.S.

This tab links to key documents concerning slavery in the United States. For more primary sources from this event and its aftermath, see the Primary Source Documents section in the title Slavery in the United States: A Social, Political, and Historical Encyclopedia.

Testimonies about slavery

Civil War Primary Resources

Government Documents

Debates concerning slavery

South Carolina Digital Collections about Slavery