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Slavery & Freedom in Maryland

A guide to the history of slavery in Maryland leading up to the Civil War, using materials from the University of Maryland Special Collections in Hornbake Library.

Databases and Journals

Database Finder offers online access to databases and journal articles, and is available only at University of Maryland Libraries or to University of Maryland staff and students.  Below is a list of databases that may be useful for located information on early African American history.


Below is a list of websites and online resources related to the topic of slavery in Maryland.

Digital Collections

Select archival and special collection materials have been digitized and made available online through the Digital Collection @ the University of Maryland, a searchable digital repository of scanned materials from the University of Maryland's libraries. 

Use the search box on the homepage to search collection by keywords.  For example, typing "slavery Maryland" in the search box will retrieve materials realted to slavery in Maryland.