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1 The most ambitious project of its kind, Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive embraces the scholarly study of slavery in a comprehensive, conceptual and global way.

2 An unparalleled collection on the history of slavery "Thanks to Gales Slavery and Anti-Slavery: Debates over Slavery and Abolition archive, the first of four massive transnational digital archives on slavery, the information we need to research, write, teach, understand, and explain slavery is readily available, and in a comprehensive, usable format. Orville Vernon Burton Coastal Carolina University University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

3 The most ambitious project of its kind Once completed, this digital collection will comprise five million pages of documents organized in four parts: Part I: Debates over Slavery and Abolition Part II: Slave Trade in the Atlantic World Part III: Institution of Slavery Part IV: Age of Emancipation

4 The worlds largest archive of the history of slavery Slavery & Anti-Slavery brings together historical books and pamphlets, legal documents, portraits, maps, manuscripts, newspapers and periodicals.

5 More than a collection of resources This primary-source database was prepared for the serious researcher, but also contains extensive reference material that will reach a less expert audience.

6 Covers a wide spectrum of interests related to the history of slavery Legal Issues The Caribbean The American South, race and the Civil War Children and women under slavery Modes of resistance Much more

7 New research possibilities Make new connections searching across books, pamphlets, manuscripts, newspapers, and Gale resources*with Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, and Making of Modern Law: Trials *available to MOML customers

8 New research possibilities Access rare historical manuscript collections that were previously accessible only through microfilm – or restricted to academic reading rooms in multiple locations

9 Discover opposing views, enriching lectures, papers and discussions New research possibilities

10 Conduct interdisciplinary and comparative analysis, explore new research questions and take intuitive leaps

11 Product information and research tools. Want to see selected images? Browse here! Looking for key documents? They are here! Search 1.5 million pages in a single search box. Conduct advanced searches.

12 Searchable by document type Browse the results that best serve your needs – from books and pamphlets to newspapers and periodicals, manuscripts, U.S. Supreme Court records and briefs

13 Enhanced clarity The finding aids of all manuscript collections have been updated to include more usable data Whenever needed and possible, images have been rescanned to improve quality

14 Access to rare collections More than a dozen historical collections are presented digitally, in their entirety, adding depth and context to the study of the history of slavery. The American Missionary Association Archives, , sourced from the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University The American Colonization Society Papers, sourced from the Library of Congress Salmon P. Chase Papers Papers of British abolitionist Sir Thomas Fowell- Buxton Papers of American abolitionist Lewis Tappan Records of the Office of the Secretary of the Interior relating to the Suppression of the African Slave Trade & Negro Colonization, Abolitionist periodicals from the Library of Congress Anti-Slavery Collection from Oberlin College Records of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia relating to slaves, And more!

15 Part I: Debates over Slavery and Abolition Tells the story of the enslavement of Africans from the 16 th century through 1888, when slavery was abolished in Brazil. Demonstrates the battles and debates that surrounded the practice, experience and eventual abolition of slavery.

16 Composed of 1.5 million pages, Debates sheds light on: The Abolitionist movement and conflicts within it Anti-slavery and pro-slavery arguments of the period Debates on the subject of colonization Much more Part I: Debates over Slavery and Abolition

17 Transnational Focus While Part I: Debates over Slavery and Abolition supports research with a U.S. focus, it also facilitates comparative research with resources from Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean – allowing for comparative research

18 Explore multiple facets of the controversy, focusing on economic, gender, legal, religious and government issues Multifaceted Study

19 Distinguished Review Board Vernon Burton, Coastal Carolina University; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Ira Berlin, University of Maryland Laurent Dubois, Duke University James Horton, George Washington University Charles Joyner, Coastal Carolina University Wilma King, University of Missouri-Columbia Daniel Littlefield, University of South Carolina Cassandra Pybus, University of Sydney John Thornton, Boston University Chris Waldrep, San Francisco State University

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