Readex announces The American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922

Readex collection
Readex collection

Thousands of valuable printed works about one of the key topics in U.S. history, all digitized in full color

(NAPLES, FL) — Produced from the acclaimed holdings of one of the world’s great repositories, The American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922: From the American Antiquarian Society will be introduced in March 2014 by Readex, a division of NewsBank. This fully searchable digital edition will offer access to approximately 3,500 works on nearly every aspect of slavery and abolition. Printed over the course of more than 100 years, these diverse materials include books, pamphlets, graphic materials, and ephemera, all filmed in full-resolution color.

“This splendid new addition to the rapidly expanding Archive of Americana is thick with every possible genre; from politicians’ speeches and prize essays, to slave rebels’ trial transcripts, antislavery fiction and juvenilia, graphic arts and ephemera,” says Richard Bell, Associate Professor of History, University of Maryland. “The geographical coverage is equally broad, encompassing publishing centers from Williamstown to Washington, D.C., and the West Indies. The presence of so many southern imprints, in particular, will prove invaluable.”

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The American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922: From the American Antiquarian Society
An America’s Historical Imprints Collection

“Now any scholar or student…can easily access this vast and invaluable collection….a windfall for historians of 19th-century American history.”-

Manisha Sinha, Professor of Afro-American Studies and History, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Quick Facts

  • One of the most important and controversial topics in American history
  • More than 3,500 printed works about slavery, all digitized in full color
  • Diverse materials include books, pamphlets, graphic materials, and ephemera
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