What are journal articles?

Journal articles are secondary sources that are written by academics...people like professors, scholars, researchers, and scientists. In journal articles you will find interpretations, criticisms, comparisons and evaluations of history. Your instructors may have you use scholarly articles because they can help you understand the past and current scholarly conversation surrounding slavery. The perspectives and research found in a scholarly article maybe help you better understand questions like:

  • Why did slavery exist in the United States?
  • What were the motivations of colonizers and slave owners?
  • What societal conditions effected the development of slavery in the U.S.?
  • What factors help to end slavery? What factors kept it going for 250 years?
  • and more!

Finding Articles about U.S. Slavery

OneSearch searches both the library catalog and nearly half of our databases at one time. Many of the databases that are included in a OneSearch search will have information about slavery in them. 

InterLibrary Loan Service

If we don't have it, don't worry!  Our InterLibrary Loan Service can help.

We can borrow books and journal articles from another library.

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