New Free Database: Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law

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Online Digital Resources
United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Law and Legal History, Slavery, Black History / Studies

A new database was launched last week by HeinOnline and Professor Paul Finkelman: Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture, & Law  announcement:


As a Ph.D. student at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland who studies slavery and freedom, I have had to rely on the Metro, Interlibrary Loans and pleading to look at microform and yellowed editions of Helen Catterall’s Judicial Cases. As I work towards my dissertation, I lug heavy volumes around borrowed from institutions, or I attempt to budget a significant and critical resource. This open source database is a vital step away from these routines and towards accessibility of these critical resources to all who seek to learn from them.


The registration process is easy. After that, I was greeted with a friendly database to search. As we progress into the 21st century of digital databases and digital history, open source materials like this one are important for future scholarship.


I want to thank HeinOnline and Paul Finkelman for FREE access to this remarkable database. If you decide to register and use this database, I am hopeful also that you will be able to make a donation as suggested by HeinOnline to continue this much-needed scholarship as well as giving to “civil rights, equality and the advancement of color.”


Register today!  


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Candace Jackson Gray, doctoral student African American History, Baltimore, Maryland

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