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HIS305 The Transatlantic World: Empire, Contact, and Legacies: Primary Sources

Types of Primary Sources

  • Autobiography
  • Diaries/Journals
  • Letters
  • Speeches
  • Government Documents
  • Magazines/Newspaper Articles
  • Manuscripts
  • Treaties

Primary Sources in Reference Databases

Internet Primary Sources

The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in America -
The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and The Digital Media Lab at the University of Virginia Library - Over 1,200 images ... selected from a wide range of sources ... dating from the period of slavery.

Early Americas Digital Archive – University of Maryland – A collection of electronic texts and links to texts originally written in or about the Americas from 1492 to approximately 1820.