How do we know? -- What is slavery? -- Slavery begins in English America -- Capture and transport of slaves -- A slave auction -- Masters and Overseers -- Work -- Women and children -- Food, clothing, and shelter -- Slave families -- The community -- Time off from work -- Government debate and policy -- Southern attitudes and the defense of slavery -- Northern attitudes -- Resistance and rebellion -- John Brown and Dred Scott -- Liberia -- The Underground Railroad -- Abolitionist writers -- African-American soldiers in the Civil War -- Freed slaves -- What have we learned from slavery? -- Timeline.
Uses primary source materials to study the institution of slavery in the United States and its role in the Civil War.