Vermont Folklife Center

Web Links

Teaching Resources:

Lesson plan on spirituals from EDSITEment: The Best of the Humanities on the Web. The National Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with the National Trust for the Humanities and the MarcoPolo Education Foundation:

http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=318

African-American Mosaic, A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History & Culture:

http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/african/intro.html

Digital History: Using New Technologies to Enhance Teaching and Research, University of Houston. Classroom-tested handouts and fact sheets:

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/historyonline/us16.cfm

The Legacy of the African-American Spiritual. Minnesota Public Radio Sound Learning:

http://soundlearning.publicradio.org/features/2003/12/

Best of History Web Sites. Resources, lesson plans, teacher’s guides, activities:

http://www.besthistorysites.net/USHistory_SouthSlavery.shtml

Civil War Preservation Trust History Center and Classroom: African American Troops in the Union Army:

http://www.civilwar.org/historyclassroom/hc_usctlesson.htm

Yahooligans, The Web Guide for Kids: Resources on Slaves and Abolitionists:

http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/Around_the_World/Countries/United_States/History/
Slavery/Slaves_and_Abolitionists/

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Spirituals and Songs about Slavery:

The Enoch Pratt Free Library Collection of Broadside Verses from the Civil War:

http://www.epfl.net/exhibits/mdbv/

The Folk Music Index listing of current recordings. Chose the "bottom of the file" option and scroll up to find "Darling Nellie Gray":

http://www.ibiblio.org/folkindex/d02.htm

Links to online resources for "spirituals" on TeacherServe, from the National Humanities Center:

http://www.nhc.rtp.nc.us/tserve/nineteen/nlinksaarcwgm.htm#spirituals

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Slave Narratives:

Been Here So Long: Selections from WPA American Slave Narratives at the New Deal Network (NDN), a research and teaching resource based at the Institute for Learning Technologies (ILT) at Columbia University:

http://www.newdeal.feri.org/asn/index.htm

Online resources listed at Been Here So Long:

http://www.newdeal.feri.org/asn/bib.htm

Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project. American Memory at the Library of Congress:

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/snhtml/snhome.html

Voices from the Days of Slavery: Former Slaves Tell Their Stories. Recordings with former slaves from the Federal Writers Project. American Memory at the Library of Congress:

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/voices/

American Slave Narratives: An Online Anthology at the University of Virginia:

http://xroads.virginia.edu/~HYPER/wpa/wpahome.html

Slave Voices from The Special Collections Library, Duke University:

http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/slavery/

African American History: A Guide to Resources & Research on the Web. University of Colorado links page for slave narratives:

http://web.uccs.edu/history/ushistory/afroam.htm

Creative Folk: African American History & Heritage Site. A personal website with a little bit of everything:

http://www.creativefolk.com/blackhistory/blackhistory.html

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Images of Slavery:

Primary Source Set: Photographs of Slaves and Slave Life (1862- ca. 1907) Library of Congress Learning Page:

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/learn/lessons/psources/slavpho2.html

The Museum of American Photography: The Face of Slavery and Other Early Images of African Americans:

http://www.photographymuseum.com/faceof.html

New York Public Library, Digital Schomburg Images of 19th Century African Americans, Civil War:

http://149.123.1.8/schomburg/images_aa19/cwar.cfm?cisq8528

New York Public Library, Digital Schomburg Images of 19th Century African Americans, Slavery:

http://149.123.1.8/schomburg/images_aa19/slavery.cfm?cisq8528

Slavery in American, Teacher Resources. Slavery in America Image Gallery:

http://www.slaveryinamerica.org/scripts/sia/gallery.cgi

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