Subscription Databases

HCPP now includes over 200,000 House of Commons sessional papers from 1715 to the present, with supplementary material back to 1688. HCPP delivers page images and searchable full text for each paper, along with detailed indexing. Information on the abolition of slavery and the slave trade is scattered throughout.

Full text of Congressional hearings (published and unpublished), bills and resolutions, Serial Set, reports, prints, documents, Congressional Record, legislative histories for enacted laws, and Congressional Research Service reports, from 1789 to the present. An especially fecund source for legislative debates over slavery. See also the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, 1817-1980.

ProQuest Historical Newspapers™-the definitive digital archive-offers full-text and full-image articles for significant newspapers dating back to the 18th Century. Every issue of each title includes the complete paper-cover-to-cover, with full-page and article images in easily downloadable PDF format. See especially: ProQuest Civil War Era.

A historical archive that embraces the scholarly study of slavery in a comprehensive, conceptual and global way. Once completed, this digital collection will comprise five million pages of documents selected by a renowned board of scholars and organized in four parts. Part one contains 1.5 million pages, including more than 7,000 books and pamphlets, 80 newspaper and periodical titles, and a dozen major manuscript collections. Highlights include collections from Oberlin and Oxford, the American Missionary Association Archives, and the papers of Thomas Fowell Buxton, Lewis Tappan, and Salmon Chase.

Designed for both teaching and research, this resource brings together documents and collections from libraries and archives across the Atlantic world covering an extensive time period from 1490. Close attention has been given to the varieties of slavery, the legacy of slavery, the social justice perspective and the continued existence of slavery today.