Huckelberry Finn


The Fugitive Slave Acts
The Fugitive Slave Acts of 1793 and 1850 -- Scott Williams for The Circle Association--University of Buffalo
The Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 -- from the University of Dayton (looks like site is in the process of moving but information is still available)
Fugitive Slave Act(1850) -- from the University of Dayton (looks like site is in the process of moving but information is still available)
Fugitive Slave Laws and Great Escapes --from University of Pittsburgh
New England Ministers Resolve to Oppose the Fugitive Slave Act, 1850 -- from HARVARD DIVINITY SCHOOL
Compromise of 1850 and Fugitive Slave Act -- from New Haven Unified School District

The Emancipation Proclamation
The Emancipation Proclamation --from Cornell University
Emancipation Proclamation -- from University of Maine
First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation -- from Smithsonian Institution 
Point-Counterpoint--The Emancipation Proclamation -- from Columbia University
U.S. Supreme Court Dred Scott Ruling Denies Citizenship to All Negroes --from University of Pittsburgh
Emancipation: Up from Slavery -- from Independence Hall Association

Uncle Tom's Cabin
Uncle Tom's Cabin --from Cornell University
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Told to the Children) by Harriet Beecher Stowe --from University of South Florida
"Slavery's Destruction of Domestic Life in Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin" -- from Florida Gulf Coast University
Uncle Tom's Cabin & American Culture -- from University of Virginia


Nat Turner's Rebellion of 1831
Nat Turner, 1800?-1831 --from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Nat Turner Rebellion: August 22, 1831 from Gettysburg College
North Carolina and The Nat Turner Slave Rebellion: Whites and their Beloved Enemies-- from NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
Nat Turner, 1800-1831 -- from NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
Nat Turner's Rebellion -- University of Richmond


John Brown's Raid of 1859
John Brown 1800 - 1859 -- from PBS
John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid --from West Virginia Division of Culture and History
John Brown's Raid -- from Library of Virginia
John Brown's 1859 Harpers Ferry Raid -- from The City University of New York
John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry -- list of links from Furman University
Master list of John Brown Articles -- list of links from University of Virginia


Cotton Plantations
Plantation Life -- from Indiana University
Doing As They Can: Slave Life in the American South-- informative video (you will need earphones) 
The Agrarian South -- from Elon University
The Promised Land II -- from University of Georgia
Slave Labor -- from University of Houston


The Western Frontier
Northwest of the West: the Frontier Experience on the Northwest Coast --from University of Washington
Frederick Jackson Turner, "The Significance of the Frontier in American History, Chapter 1, excerpts 
Border War
 -- from University of Missouri


You may want to use library books, check our catalog for other books on your topic.

Also the number on the sticker on your computer will allow you to use the Santa Cruz Public Library's databases. Please ask the Ms. Britton for the password.


Bibliography Sites
MLA Style 

Citation Machine
KnightCite -- from Calvin College 
Noodle Tools Quick Cite -- from NoodleTools, Inc.
Soquel High School's Citation Guide
Using Modern Language Association (MLA) Format -- From Purdue Univ.