Slave Societies Digital Archive –

Slave Voyages –

Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Data Base – – a hub for data collections from universities, museums, archives and historical societies throughout the Diaspora managed by the MATRIX Center at Michigan State University. It is available to the general public, scholars and teachers (K-12)

Ama: A Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade, Manu Herbstein

American Slavery As It Is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses, Theodore Dwight Weld

Ancestors and Relatives: Genealogy, Identity and Community, Eviator Zerubavel

Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, David Eltis and David Richardson

Atlantic Creoles in the Age of Revolutions, Jane Landers

The Atlantic Slave Trade, Herbert S. Klein

Barracoon: The Story of the Last Cargo, Zora Neale Hurston

Bind Us Apart: How Enlightened Americans Invented Racial Segregation, Nicholas Guyatt

Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America, Martha S. Jones

The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness, Paul Gilroy

Black Cargoes: A History of the Atlantic Slave Trade, 1518-1865, Daniel P. Mannix

Black Florida, Jane Landers

Black Imagination and the Middle Passage, “The Slave Ship Dance,” Genevieve Fabre 

Black Majority: Negroes in Colonial South Carolina from 1670 through the Stono Rebellion, Peter H. Wood

The Black Population in Mexico, Aguirre Beltran

Black Yankees: The Development of an Afro-American Subculture in Eighteenth-century New England, William Dillon Piersen 

The Book of Negroes, Lawrence Hill

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, Isabel Wilkerson

Citizens Creek, Lalita Tademy

The Coming: A Novel, Daniel Black

The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America, Gerald Horne

Dark Places of the Earth: The Voyage of the Slave Ship Antelope, Jonathan M. Bryant

Disowning Slavery: Gradual Emancipation and Race in New England, 1780-1860, Joanne Pope Melish

The Door of No Return: The History of Cape Coast Castle and the Atlantic Slave Trade, William St Clair

Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America, Sylviane A. Diouf

Ebony and Ivy, Craig Steven Wilder

A Forgotten History: The Slave Trade and Slavery in New England, Choices for the 21st Century Education Program, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University

Exchanging Our Country Masks: The Transformation of African Identities in the Colonial and Antebellum South, Michael Gomez

The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, Edward E. Baptist

Hanging of Angelique: The Untold Story of Canadian Slavery and the Burning of Old Montreal, Afua Cooper

Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi

How the Word is Passed, Clint Smith, June 2021

The Human Tradition in the Black Atlantic: 1500-2000, edited by Beatriz G. Mamigonian and Karen Racine

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Harriet Jacobs

The Last Slave Ships: New York and the End of the Middle Passage, John Harr

The Logbooks: Connecticut’s Slave Ships and Human Memory, Anne Farrow 

Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route, Saidiya Hartman

The Middle Passage: White Ships, Black Cargo, Tom Feelings

Middle Passages: African America Journeys to Africa, 1787-2005, James Campbell

Motives of Honor, Pleasure and Profit: Plantation Management in the Colonial Chesapeake,  1607-1763, Lorena Walsh

Negro President, Gary Wills

Never Caught: The Washington’s Relentless Pursuit of the Runaway Slave Ona Judge, Erica Armstrong Dunbar

New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America, Wendy Warren

The Negro in Colonial New England, Lorenzo Green

The New Jim Crow, Michelle Alexander

Out of the House of Bondage: The Transformation of the Plantation Household, Thavolia Glymph

A People’s History of the United States: 1492 to Present, Howard Zinn

The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution: 1710-1823, David Brian Davis 

Red River, Lalita Tademy

Reparations for Slavery and the Slave Trade: A Transitional ad Comparative History, Ana Lucia Araujo

Revolts, Protests, Demonstrations and Rebellions in American History: An Encyclopedia, Volumes    1-3, Steven L. Danver 

Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to America, Stephanie E. Smallwood

Sex and Racism in America, Calvin C. Hernton

Slave Nation: How Slavery United the Colonies and Sparked the American Revolution,  Alfred W. Blumrosen and Ruth G. Blumrosen

The Slave Ship: A Human History, Marcus Rediker

The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Making of Africatown, USA: Spirit of Our Ancestors, Natalie S. Robertson

Slave Voices: The Sounds of Freedom, edited by Hilary McD. Beckles and Verene Shephard (U.W.I.), UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network

Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage, Sowande’ M. Mustakeem

Slavery by Another Name, Douglas A. Blackman

Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons, Sylviane A. Diouf

Slavery’s Trail of Tears: Retracing America’s Forgotten Migration – The Journey of a Million African-Americans from the Tobacco to the Cotton South, Edward Ball

Soul by Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market, Walter Johnson

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, Ibram X. Kendi

Teaching What Really Happened: How to Avoid the Tyrany of Textbooks and Get Students Excited About Doing History, James W. Loewen

The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead

They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence I Ancient America, Ivan Van Sertima

They Were Good Soldiers: African Americas Serving I the Continental Army, 1775-1783, John U. Rees

There Is a River: The Black Struggle for Freedom in America, Vincent Harding

Tobacco Coast: A Maritime History of Chesapeake Bay in the Colonial Era, Arthur Pierre Middleton

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, Isabel Wilkerson

The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead

Wandering in Strange Lands, Morgan Jerkins

Water Graves: The Art of the Unritual in the Greater Caribbean, Valerie Loichot

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America, Nancy Isenberg

The World They Made Together: Black ad White Values in Eighteenth-Century Virginia,                      Mechal Sobel

Young People’s Books 

There is a website that we recommend you visit that has books for young people as well as information on teaching social justice and civil rights history: It is a Teaching for Change Project that covers a broad spectrum of issues.

The Day You Begin, Jacqueline Woodson

An Indigenous People’s History of the United States for Young People, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Debbie Reese

Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything America History Textbooks Get Wrong (Yong Readers Edition), James W. Loewen

Never Caught: The Story of Ona Judge: Young Readers Edition, Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Kathleen VanCleve 

Never Forgotten, Patricia C. McKissack, illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon (children’s book)

Stamped Racism: Antiracism and You, Jason Reynolds, Ibram X. Kendi

This Place: 150 Years Retold, Katen Akiwenzie-Damm, Sonny Assu

The Untold History of the United States, Volume 1: Young Readers Edition 1898-1945

We Can’t Breathe: On Black Lives, White Lies, and the Art of Survival, Jabari Asim

A Young People’s History of the United States: Columbus to the War on Terror, Howard Zinn, Rebecca Stefoff

Materials for Teachers

Teaching Critically about Lewis and Clark: Challenging Dominant Narratives in K-12 Curriculum, Alison Schmitke, Lelani Sabzahain, Jeff Edmundson

Rethinking Ethnic Studies, Edited by Tolteka Cuauhtin, Miguel Zavala, Christine Sleeter, Wayne Au

The 1619 Project Curriculum,

Teaching with Historic Places (U.S. National Park Service)                         

Africans in America – PBS Series

An Ocean in My Bones – Jocelyn Davis [YouTube Video] – The Clotilda Descendants Association hosted the fourth annual Spirit of Our Ancestors Festival on February 12, 2022.

The Atlantic Slave Trade in Two Minutes – You Tube

Daughters of the Dust

Enslaved 50 Years after Slave Trade Outlawed. Their Descendants Want to Save Their Town.

“What Juneteenth tells us about the value of black life in America”              

Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North

The Transatlantic Slave Trade Project (Trimble)

Twelve Years a Slave