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African American Studies: Slave History

a guide to resources

Slave Deeds -Buncombe County, NC

The Buncombe County Register of Deeds office has compiled a list of the documents that record the trade of people as slaves in Buncombe County. This online list shows the book and page number where the deed is located in our record books as well as the seller (grantor) and buyer (grantee) of the “property.”

Slave Narrative Library Guide

Please visit our Slave Narratives Library Guide for additional information.

America: History & Life

Online Video


Streaming programs and
documentaries from PBS

Search key terms - slaves or slavery

Key Sites

Africans in America - A major collection of images, documents, stories and commentaries on American's journey through slavery.

Amistad Case - Primary resources and archival history of the Amistad trial.

Amistad:  Famous Trials - Secondary sources and images.

Library of Congress Slave Resource Guide - This guide compiles links to slavery resources throughout the Library of Congress Web site. In addition, it provides links to external Web sites focusing on slavery and a bibliography containing selections for both general and younger readers.

North American Slave Narratives - Beginnings to 1920

Remembering Slavery - Former slaves tell their story.  Interviews recorded in the 1930s and 1940s.

Slave Trade Routes