Slaves and Slave Owners Chapters

When the "New World" needed cheap labor for its plantations, slave traders kidnapped Africans from their home villages. A "triangle trade" system forever changed the lives of an entire people. Explore this collection to learn what those slaves endured, and discover stories of other types of slavery such as forced labor camps in the Soviet GULAG.

The "Underground Railroad", a network of routes, safe houses, and people, helps many slaves escape.

With help from his future wife and friends, Fred escapes to the free state of New York and takes the name Frederick Douglass.

8-4.1 Importance of agriculture in antebellum South Carolina

"Conductors" are people who lead the slaves to safety; some include runaway slaves such as Harriet Tubman.

Many Russians free from German concentration camps must enter "Labor Camps" when they return home.

Many of the leaders of the fight to end slavery are former slaves themselves.

The American colonies fight for their own freedom, but still own slaves.

Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation to free salves on January 1, 1863.

There was no system in place to help slaves transition from slavery to freedom either in the North or the South.

Slaves of Southern owners are subject to the Fugitive Slave Law.

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