Print, Literacy and Power: To 1900
American Cultures on the World Wide Web
Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian. 2000 photographic
- Documenting the
American South, including Books About Slavery,
printed before 1920.
- 1492: An
Ongoing Voyage, Library of Congress. Inhabitants of America in 1492.
African American Odyssey, Library of Congress.
Slavery, Free Blacks, Abolition, Civil War,
African American Mosaic, Library of Congress.
Colonization in Liberia, Abolition, Migrations.
- African American
Perspectives. Pamphlets from the Murray Collection, 1818-1907.
My History Is America's
historian and author Adele Logan Alexander, whose great grandfather-born in
Liverpool, England, to a black father and Irish mother-came to the United
States to help free the slaves during the Civil War and did blockade duty as
a seaman with the U.S. navy; blues musician B.B. King, son of a
Mississippi sharecropper who gained the inspiration to become a musician
from his cousin;
Richard Gill Forrester, a 13-year-old black page at the Virginia state
capitol in Richmond at the start of the Civil War who rescued the Union flag
after it was hauled down from the capitol building by secessionists, kept it
hidden, and restored it to the Federal troops who captured Richmond near the
Texts of American History on the World Wide Web