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Examining Primary Sources 

11Dec 20
New database reconstructs lives of America’s enslaved

New database reconstructs lives of America’s enslaved

A new digital database,, features information on people, events, and places involved in the transatlantic slave trade. The platform has over 613,000 entries from archives, libraries, museums, and other databases. Most of this information is just one piece of a person's life. The website aims to help researchers put…

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Each book in this series relates to a primary source. Click the button to read those sources in full.

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Examining Primary Sources explores commonly studied historical texts by answering important questions about them: Why was it written? What does it mean? What was the impact? Each book examines the primary source—from the context, to the actual words, all the way to the impact—leaving readers with a comprehensive understanding of the document.

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