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American Civil War: Resources in Special Collections

A guide to resources on the American Civil War using materials from the University of Maryland Special Collections in Hornbake Library.

Locating Books on Slavery and Emacipation

Use the Subject Headings on the right to search the catalog for resources on slavery and emancipation.  You may also browse this page for a selection of books available in the Maryland Room on the following topics:

Additional resources covering slavery in the state of Maryland can be found in the Slavery in Maryland Resource Guide.

    Suggested Subject Headings

    Use these subject terms to search the University of Maryland Library online catalog. Select "Subject beginning with..." on the drop-down menu. Then enter one of the terms below.

    • African Americans -- History -- 1863-1877

    • African Americans -- History -- To 1863

    • Antislavery movements -- United States

    • Slavery -- United States -- History

    • Slaves -- Emancipation -- United States

    • Slavery -- Law and legislation -- United States

    • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- African Americans

    Slavery and Emancipation

    Below is a selection of resources on slavery and emancipation that are available in the Maryland Room.  Additional titles can be searched using the online catalog.

    Slavery in Maryland

    Below is a selection of resources on slavery in Maryland that are available in the Maryland Room.  Additional titles can be searched using the online catalog.