When the "New World" needed cheap labor for its plantations, slave traders kidnapped Africans from their home villages. A "triangle trade" system forever changed the lives of an entire people. Explore this collection to learn what those slaves endured, and discover stories of other types of slavery such as forced labor camps in the Soviet GULAG.
Vorkuta, in Russia's northern climes, was once home to a Soviet-era forced labor camp.
Receiving a package from home is a great event for a prisoner, but every single item in the parcel is inspected by a guard before the prisoner can claim its contents.
South Carolina History Standard 8-5.5 Compare Industrial development in South Carolina to the rest of the United States
South Carolina History Standard 8-5.4 Summarize the policies and actions of South Carolina's political leadership implementing discriminatory laws tha...
South Carolina History Standard 8-5.3 Successes and Failures of Reconstruction in South Carolina
South Carolina History Standard 8-5.2 Describe the economic impact of Reconstruction on South Carolina in each of the various social classes
Determining point of view
Analyzing the use of source material
Analyzing and evaluating an argument
Inferring the Author's Meaning
Tracing and Evaluating the Author's Evidence
Bass Reeves, a former slave who became a Deputy U.S. Marshal, understood several Native-American languages.
After Abe Lincoln was elected President, in 1860, Southerners began to secede from the Union.
Writers of children's stories, who also abhorred slavery, wrote books to paint a vivid picture of American chattel slavery.
Sickened by the slave trade, William Wilberforce begins a 20-year quest to end the practice.
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