Slavery, Abolition, Emancipation and Freedom Primary Sources from Houghton Library

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Slavery, Abolition, Emancipation and Freedom: Primary Sources from Houghton Library has over one thousand curated items that help tell the story of African American life and history in the continental United States and the Caribbean. These items represent a view into that history and into the history of provenance, collecting and description at Houghton Library. We plan to continue adding to this digital collection over time, as this is far from the entirety of our holdings on the subject. The features in this section are designed to help you find a way into exploring a vast collection that includes personal letters, drawings, novels, poetry, broadsides, conference proceedings, and much more.