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Title: Slavery in the New World: A GuideAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
ID: 04/ RB07
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One finding aid listing slavery-related materials in the following areas:

Anti-Slavery Publications in the United States

Pro-Slavery Publications in the United States

Travelogues and Other Journals

Miscellaneous: General Discussions, Letters, and Other Writings on Slavery


A guide to slavery-related materials housed in Rare Books.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Rare Book Collections at the UNT Libraries include a significant number of resources about slavery, particularly in the New World. The majority of the sources on this list focus on slavery in the United States, but there are also materials on slavery in South America and the Caribbean.

The collection contains both anti- and pro-slavery publications, and includes a number of major items, including first editions/printings of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, the Narrative of Sojourner Truth, and the Supreme Court decision in the Dred Scott case.

In addition to the materials listed in this guide, the collections also include a number of relevant periodicals, including the Gentleman's Magazine, the Illustrated London News, Edinburgh Review, Leslie's Illustrated Weekly Newspaper, Harper's, Niles' Weekly Register, and others.

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hour notice prior to use.

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