Online exhibit that “… explores the complex history of slavery, resistance, and abolition from the 1700s through 1865”. It features “rare books, manuscripts, letters, photographs, and other materials from Cornell’s preeminent anti-slavery and Civil War collections”.
Over 40,000 pieces including the papers, libraries, and correspondence of prominent abolitionists, particularly, William Lloyd Garrison's, as well as records of the American, Massachusetts, and New England Anti-Slavery Societies.
Comprised of several interactive features: a timeline, map, "You are a Maryland Slave" simulation, and "Make Your Own Secret Message Quilt". Additional sections include a Q & A style "about the Underground Railroad", "Secret Signs & Symbols", "Eyewitness to History" (primary source material about several figures), and an "Underground Railroad Library" (additional resources).
Explores efforts to emancipate enslaved Africans within British colonies. Includes information about slavery and campaigns to end it, biographical sketches of abolitionists, case studies of slave rebellions, and primary source material.
Includes links to selected documents, as well as tabs to further recommended reading, an annotated map of notable events (rebellions, sites of organization, etc.), learning modules that feature Q & A sections that include images and video, and lesson plans.