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Slavery and Abolition: Topics in Chronicling America

Search Strategies & Selected Articles

The links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in Chronicling America. You can further explore the topic of "Slavery and Abolition" using the following search strategies:

  • Suggested search terms:
    slavery, abolition, Garrison, antislavery, revolt, insurrection, petition, fugitive, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, Sumner, Lincoln, secession.
  • Use the following terms in combination, proximity, or as a phrase:
    Uncle Tom's Cabin, Dred Scott, Harper's Ferry, Civil War, Emancipation Proclamation, Thirteenth Amendment.
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event, in order to narrow your results.
    The timeline can help with this (for example, 1852 for Uncle Tom's Cabin, 1856 for Sumner, 1859 for Harper's Ferry, etc.).

Selected Articles from Chronicling America