A digital resource on the Transatlantic slave trade and its importance for the making of America. From the Mariner's Museum (Newport News, Virginia), in cooperation with the South Side Seaport Museum (New York City) and the National Museums & Galleries on Merseyside (Liverpool, UK).
Allows researchers to view and compare archaeological assemblages and architectural plans from different archeological sites in the Chesapeake, Carolinas, and Caribbean during the Colonial and Ante-Bellum Periods. Analyze the lives of enslaved Africans and their descendants at unprecedented levels of detail. DAACS is a community resource, conceived and maintained in the Department of Archaeology at Monticello, in collaboration with research institutions and archaeologists working throughout the Atlantic World.
Abolitionist allies Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Brown and Angelina Grimké turned a despised fringe movement against chattel slavery into a force that literally changed the nation.
"...a four-part series documenting the history of American slavery from its beginnings in the British colonies to its end in the Southern states and the years of post-Civil War Reconstruction. Drawing on a wealth of recent scholarship, it looks at slavery as an integral part of a developing nation, challenging the long held notion that slavery was exclusively a Southern enterprise. At the same time, by focusing on the remarkable stories of individual slaves, it offers new perspectives on the slave experience and testifies to the active role that Africans and African Americans took in surviving their bondage and shaping their own lives."