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The Black Atlantic (1500-1800): The African Americans—Many Rivers to Cross
This program explores the global experiences that created the African-American people. Beginning a century before the first documented “20-and-odd” slaves who arrived at Jamestown, Virginia, the episode portrays the earliest Africans, slave and free, who arrived on these shores. The transatlantic slave trade soon became a vast empire connecting three continents. Through stories of individuals caught in its web, the episode traces the emergence of plantation slavery in the American South and examines what the late 18th-century era of revolutions—American, French and Haitian—would mean for African Americans and slavery in America. (56 minutes)
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Oxford African American Studies Center This link opens in a new window
Articles and scholarly essays, historical newspaper articles, primary sources, and timelines you can use for African American topics.
U.S. History in Context This link opens in a new window
Articles, essays, and primary sources on the history of the United States.
ProQuest Central This link opens in a new window
Articles on any subject. This is a good place to start.
Gale eBooks This link opens in a new window
Background information on all topics to start your research.