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Africans in America

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This site is a companion to the Public Broadcasting Company series, "Africans in America." It traces the history of Africans in America in four chronological parts from 1450-1865. Topics covered include the beginning of the slave trade, the growth of slavery in the colonies, arguments justifying slavery, the development of abolitionism in the North, and debates and events leading to the Civil War. Each section includes a historical narrative; a resource bank of images, documents, stories,... More
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Date Added to MERLOT: December 10, 2002
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 16, 2016
Submitter: Cynthia Poe


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Primary Audience: High School, College General Ed
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Language: English
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Avatar for patrick malloy
6 years ago

patrick malloy (Faculty)

The official resource site for the excellent video series, Africans in America. The site is text-based and provides a recap of the narrative of each of the four episodes, a resource page for each episode, and a teacher's guide.

Avatar for Sue Patrick
8 years ago

Sue Patrick (Faculty)

My students regularly use this site as a place to find primary sources. I require students to locate primary sources on the web and to do document analyses in all my classes. The sources on the site are carefully selected and have good annotations. The site also contains narrative history on a variety of subjects related to African Americans through 1865. These narratives, especially used with the primary sources, could be effectively assigned as required reading upon which to base a 3-5 page research paper.
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