Assembled by librarian Susan Birkenseer, this guide "highlights a diverse collection of free websites of primary sources for the study of the war. These websites include digitized newspaper archives for both the Union and Confederate sides of the struggle, collections of letters and diaries, digitized photographs, maps, and official records and dispatches from the battlefields."
This collection contains photographs of Civil War artifacts from the Horse Soldier antique store in Gettysburg, PA. The photographed artifacts are organized by the name of the soldier connected with the item, when available. The photographs are often accompanied by a separate document with a thorough description of the artifact, and some have a brief biography of the soldier as well.
Part I: Debates over Slavery and Abolition strongly supports research with a U.S. focus, but also includes resources from Africa, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean allowing for comparative research. Part II: The Slave Trade in the Atlantic World continues this ground-breaking series by charting the inception of slavery in Africa and its rise throughout the Atlantic world, with particular focus on the United Kingdom, France, and the United States. Part III: The Institution of Slavery explores in vivid detail the inner workings of slavery from 1492-1888. Through legal documents, plantation records, first-person accounts, newspapers, government records and other primary sources. Part IV: Will be released in June 2013