Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

World History: History of Enslavement

Resources for Ancient and Modern World History

History Databases


African American Experience - American Government - American History - U.S. Geography - Worlds At War - World Geography - World Religions - World History: Ancient & Medieval - World History: Modern Era


ABC-Clio Social Studies Databases 

  • African-American Experience
  • Modern World History
  • Geography in World History
Biography In Context 
Biography in Context (Gale)
 World History in Context provides a range of magazine, newspaper, journal articles and book chapters from a variety of publications.

Primary and Secondary Digital Resources

Primary Sources    


Chronicling America’s Libraries



Songs Related to Abolition from the Library of Congress 

Sounds of Slavery - Songs from Internet Archive


Images from the Library of Congress:

Voices of enslaved people:

More visual resources:

Secondary Sources    
New World Labor Systems - African Passage from Low Country Digital Library

“The Age of Abolition” - Biographical information about Abolitionists

Series of Videos on the Abolitionist Movement (PBS)

UNESCO - Africans Participation in the Slave Trade 

Videos on Slavery Resistance from PBS

General Overview Articles


General Overview Articles (cont.)

From the Annenburg Foundation: