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New Primary Source Set: Slavery and Anti-Slavery: Social, Political, and Religious Change (1800-1860)

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Published on Tue, 01/03/2017

[caption id="attachment_10031" align="alignright" width="241"]Stowage of the British slave ship Brookes under the regulated slave trade act of 1788 Stowage of the British slave ship Brookes under the regulated slave trade act of 1788[/caption] The Emerging America program at the Educational Collaborative in collaboration with the Library of Congress and Special Education in Institutional Settings (SEIS) is pleased to announce a new primary source set on Slavery and Anti-Slavery! The primary source set focuses on Slavery, Anti-Slavery, and the Abolition movement in the United States. The institution of slavery in America is one of the most studied and most abhorred periods in history. Through the exploration of both American race-based slavery and the movements against it, students gain an in-depth picture of United States at the time. Within the following set, students and educators gain access to a range of resources including primary source materials, lesson plans, activities, and online exhibits ready for exploration. The two online exhibits, Radical Equality and Mum Bett/Elizabeth Freedman, offer a unique opportunity for students to hone in on some of the most engaging materials from the era. Radical Equality, an online exhibit created by Emerging America, contains resources broken down into two sets for students in grades 3-7 and 8-12. Each set provides a series of “classrooms” for students to visit and explore. Students may select a classroom and complete the readings and assignments contained within. Endless possibilities abound for independent student research and teacher centered instruction. View more details, and download or access the primary source set online. Emerging America brings this primary source set to you thanks to the outstanding primary sources and materials provided free by the Library of Congress.

Karen Albano

History eNews Editor, Emerging America
Karen Albano began working with the Emerging America program in 2015. She is currently the editor of the weekly History eNews, and has contributed to many facets of the Emerging America program, including developing curriculum, improving the accessibility of the website to educators, and overseeing social media outreach.