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Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938
The Library of Congress's American Memory Project contains more than 2,300 first-person accounts of slavery and 500 black-and-white photographs of former slaves.

Selected Readings on American Slavery and Slave Narratives
An online bibliography compiled by Bruce Fort, who created the American Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology site. There are still more resources available on slavery and the WPA American Slave Narratives in your library than online.

North American Slave Narratives: Beginnings to 1920
A project of the Documenting the American South Web site of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

American Life Histories: Manuscripts from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1940
More life narratives collected by the Federal Writers' Project. On the Library of Congress's American Memory Web site.

Africans in America
Website for the PBS four-part television series Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery. The site contains a supplementary images, documents, stories, biographies and commentaries.

Remembering Slavery
Web Site for the book and audiocassette Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk about Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation, by Ira Berlin, Marc Favreau, and Steven Miller. The site, created by the Smithsonian Institution, has curriculum materials and a fine selection of audio files.

American Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology
Bruce Fort's site, at the University of Virginia, has thirteen other WPA Slave Narratives as well as photographs and a rare audio recording of one of the interviewees.

Excerpts from Slave Narratives
Edited by Professor Steven Mintz, of the University of Houston, this site includes excerpts from 49 Slave Narratives from the 17th to the 20th Century.

Steven Mintz's Guide to Online Resources Concerning Slavery
A comprehensive guide to Web sites pertaining to the institution of slavery.

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