New eresource: Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007

Access to the Adam Matthew Slavery, Abolition and Social Justice, 1490-2007 database is now available to members of the University of Cambridge. The acquisition of the database has been made possible thanks to funding from the University to support teaching, learning, and research in African Studies.

An essential resource for the study of slavery, the African American experience and world history spanning over five centuries.

Designed for teaching and research, this resource brings together documents and collections from libraries and archives across the Atlantic world, covering an extensive time period from 1490. Topics covered include the varieties of slavery, the legacy of slavery, the social justice perspective and the continued existence of slavery today.

The resource offers in-depth case studies in America, the Caribbean, Brazil and Cuba along with important material examining European, Islamic and African involvement in the slave trade.


  • African forts and the Gold Coast
  • Brazil
  • Education and Social Justice
  • The Day Law in Kentucky
  • Family Papers, Correspondence, Bills and Plantation Journals from the Louisianna State University
  • Local court records relating to slavery for both Georgia and North Carolina
  • Resistance and Revolts
  • Slave cases decided in the Supreme Courts of Georgia and North Carolina
  • Slave testimony
  • Slavery in the Early Americas
  • Songs that recall the Transatlantic Slave Experience
  • Urban Slavery in New York and Philadelphia
  • The Underground Railroad in Pennsylvannia
  • Zanzibar and the Indian Ocean Slave Trade

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