Routes of the Underground Railroad, 1830-1865, Image from Wikimedia Commons: Public Domain
These online sites focus on the transatlantic slave-trading system between west African states and the Americas, and the anti-slavery and abolitionist movements. See this note on primary sources and offensive language.
Abolition, Abolitionists, and Antislavery
Atlantic Slave Trade
Black Loyalists in New Brunswick - A collection of petitions for land grants that were made by free Black Loyalists when they left the US to settle in New Brunswick.
Note on primary sources and offensive language:
While the dated language and terms of degradation found in source documents are not endorsed. On this point the Nova Scotia Archives page on African Nova Scotians moderately disagrees, highlighting unacceptable language by placing quotations around terms like 'mulatto', or 'colored'.
The term “holocaust” has been borrowed from the vocabulary of World War II to describe the enforced deportation and enslavement of millions of people from states in Africa. The Swahili term “Maafa” has more recently been used to describe slavery – it’s a word used of tragedy and disaster.
Trinity Western University's Langley campus is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Stó:lō people. We are grateful for the opportunity to live, work, and learn on this land.