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HIST 3670: James Sanders: Finding Slave Narratives

Guide for History of Slavery in the Atlantic World


Welcome to Merrill-Cazier Library. During the course of this semester, you are expected to write a research paper on a topic related to slavery in the Atlantic world from the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries, centered around a slave narrative. The Library is the laboratory where you will conduct your research. Hopefully, this guide can serve as your lab manual.

General Document Websites

Many libraries, museums, and educational institutions provide free access to the historical materials included in their collections. The links on this page are only a small selection of what is available.

Electronic Document Readers

The Library has many books that include slave narratives. Below are two examples of electronic books from our holdings. You can also find print books on the second floor of the building. Contact your liaison librarian for help searching the catalog.