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Useful Links

Here you find useful links for your research. You will find links for Cuba, BrazilColombia, and Spanish Florida under the additional resources pages found under each country tab above.

Paleography and Transcriptions

Standards for Transcription (Villanova) 

Lowcountry Digital Library Transcription Manual

16th-Century Paleography in Spain and New World 

 Old Portuguese

Spanish Paleography Tool (CUNY)


African Origins

Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy

Bibliography of Slavery and World Slaving

Slave Biographies

Yale Slavery and Abolition Portal


Práticas religiosas na Costa da Mina  


Seminario permanente de historia: Africanos y afrodescendientes en América

North America

Archdiocese of New Orleans Baptismal Records

Early California Population Project

Freedom on the Move

From Slavery to Freedom: The African American Pamphlet Collection, 1822-1909 (Library of Congress)

The Geography of Slavery in Virginia

Race & Slavery Petitions Project

Texas Slavery Project

Voices from the Days of Slavery

Santo Domingo

Libro de bautismos de esclavos (1636-1670), Archivo General de La Nación, Volumen LXIII

Images from Slave Societies

The Slavery Image Database

ARTstor (subscription database)

Laboratório de História Oral e Imagem (Brazilian Churches)

University of Florida Map & Imagery Library


Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice (Brown)

The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition (Yale)

W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research (Harvard)

Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation (University of Hull)

Partner Institutions and Projects

Escravidão Africana nos Arquivos Eclesiásticos (Universidade Federal Fluminense)

The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples

 Hutchins Center for African and African American Research

Laboratório de História Oral e Imagem (Universidade Federal Fluminense)

The Liberated Africans Project  

Voyages: The Transatlantic Slave Trade Database

Related Resources

African Diaspora Archeology Network

Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery

International Seminar Related Websites (Harvard)

Libraries and Collections

Arquivo Nacional (Brasil)

Center for Research Libraries: Digital Collections

Digital Library on American Slavery

International Seminar on the History of the Atlantic World, 1500-1825 (Harvard)

John Carter Brown Library Online Resources

PARES: Portal de archivos españoles  (See also Taming PARES, an English-language guide to this database)

Vanderbilt Jean and Alexander Heard Library

Vanderbilt Special Collections and University Archives

Yale Slavery and Abolition Portal