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A collection of historical travel accounts involving slavery.
A brief 1805 tract by an English Quaker, Ann Alexander, following a visit to US southern states. Digitized by the Antislavery Literature Project.
An 1859 tract from the American Anti-Slavery Society reprinting a report of Mortimer Neal Thompson, a New York journalist, of a Georgia slave auction. Digitized by the Antislavery Literature Project.
Tour narrative of Southern slavery, by Charles Grandison Parsons (Boston: John P. Jewett and Co., 1855), with introduction by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Digitized by Making of America, University of Michigan.
An 1856 travel narrative by abolitionist Thomas Wentworth Higginson, detailing his tour among antislavery immigrants to Kansas. Digitized by the Antislavery Literature Project.
Some Historical Account of Guinea, Its Situation, Produce, and the General Disposition of Its Inhabitants
A 1771 travel account of African slavery by Quaker abolitionist Anthony Benezet (1713-1784). Digitized by the Gutenberg Project.
The Underground Railroad: A Record of Facts, Authentic Narratives, Letters, &c., Narrating the Hardships, Hair-Breadth Escapes and Death Struggles of the Slaves in Their Efforts for Freedom, As Related by Themselves and Others, or Witnessed by the Author
William Still managed the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia from the mid-1840s until the Civil War. This is the major account of fugitive travels out of slavery. Electronic edition includes all of the original illustrations. Digitized by the Gutenberg Project.