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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.

Books by Topic

There are a wide range of subjects and historical figures associated with the history of slavery in Maryland and throughout the United States.  Consult the Searching the Catalog page of this guide for tips on locating general resources on the slavery using the UMD online catalog. 

You may also browse this page for a selection of books, available in the Maryland Room, on the following topics:

Anti-Slavery Movements

Books from UM Faculty

Frederick Douglass

Harriet Tubman

Slavery and the Economy

Slavery in Maryland