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Southern Life, Slavery, and the Civil War (Proquest History Vault)

old sepia colored photograph from Civil War era with title Southern Life, Slavery, and the Civil War


ProQuest History Vault provides a wealth of key archival materials with a single search. Researchers can access digitized letters, papers, photographs, scrapbooks, financial records, diaries, and many more primary source materials taken from the University Publications of America (UPA) Collections.


Southern Life, Slavery, and the Civil War provides collections that are organized into three modules:

  • Slavery and the Law, which features petitions on race, slavery, and free blacks that were submitted to state legislatures and county courthouses between 1775 and 1867.
  • Southern Life and African American History, 1775-1915, Plantations Records, Part 1, which documents the far-reaching impact of plantations on both the American South and the nation including both business records and personal papers.
  • Southern Life and African American History, 1775-1915, Plantation Records, Part 2, with holdings from the University of Virginia and Duke University.

Southern Life, Slavery, and the Civil War is free and easy to access with your library card and PIN.

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