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From time to time the Harvey Library will offer trials to resources of interest and value to the University community. These trials are usually active for a limited amount of time, which allows the University community to evaluate the product for purchase. For questions or if there are any electronic resources you would like the Library to trial please email Peggy Brown



Black Authors, 1556-1992 (Readex)- Created from the renowned holdings of the Library Company of Philadelphia, Black Authors, 1556-1922, is the most complete and compelling collection of its kind. It offers more than 550 fully catalogued and searchable works by black authors from the Americas, Europe and Africa, expertly compiled by the curators of Afro-Americana Imprints collection, the largest existing collection of its kind. Found within are wide-ranging genres, including personal narratives, autobiographies, histories, expedition reports, military reports, novels, essays, poems and musical compositions.

Slavery and Abolition, 1789-1887 (EbscoHost) - This historic collection chronicles the African-American experience during the 19th century. While the journals cover a broad range of subjects  and include several titles on religion and literature, the bulk of these 120 titles are related to slavery and abolition. The collection also takes into account periodicals representing pro-slavery perspectives, including agricultural titles for plantation owners and pro-slavery political titles. Together, the periodicals in this collection depict the ongoing struggles of abolitionists to end slavery in the United States and the response from people who supported slavery for economic and cultural reasons. The Slavery and Abolition, 1789-1887 collection illustrates how, over time, the growing tensions between those on both sides of the issue ultimately culminated in the American Civil War. Representative titles include Pathfinder, Slave's Friend, Anglo-African Magazine, Youth's Emancipator, The Freedmen's Record, Genius of Universal Emancipation, The Liberator, The Massachusetts Abolitionist, The Mirror of Liberty, and National Crisis: An Antidote to Abolition Fanaticism, Treason and Sham Philanthropy


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