The African-American Migration Experience

SlaveryIn Motion: The African-American Migration Experience is an interactive website that explores migration patterns and slave life in the western hemisphere.  I came across it the other day and it looks to be a first-rate site.  The site includes maps, short movies, educational materials for the classroom, and timelines.  I am always on the lookout for good maps to be used in my classroom.  You won’t find a better collection on the history of slavery in each section of the colonies/nation along with additional maps that trace migratory patterns of African Americans right up to 2000.

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History

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2 comments… add one
  • Jim Aug 29, 2007 @ 12:37

    This site is good in portraying the global picture of slavery rather than focusing too inwardly on the American South. It’s just more evidence that you are in fact interested in the broader picture of race in American rather than simply in the South.

  • Samuel P. Wheeler Aug 25, 2007 @ 14:16

    Hi Kevin,

    Thanks so much for passing that website along; it is really good. My powerpoints will be looking much better now!


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