High School Unit I

Lesson A: Suggested Links & Resources


Black Bostonians: Family Life and Community Struggle in the Antebellum North, by James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton (Holmes & Meier Publishers, 2000).

Courage and Conscience: Black & White Abolitionists in Boston, ed. by Donald M. Jacobs (Published for the Boston Athenaeum by Indiana University Press, 1993).

Disowning Slavery: Gradual Emancipation in New England, 1780-1860, by Joanne Pope Melish (Cornell University Press, 2000).

In Hope of Liberty: Culture, Community and Protest among Northern Free Blacks, 1700-1860,by James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton (Oxford University Press, 1998).

Sarah's Long Walk: The Free Blacks of Boston and How Their Struggle for Equality Changed America, by Stephen Kendrick and Paul Kendrick (Beacon Press, 2005).


African-American Mosaic site at the Library of Congress 

Excellent timeline of African American history

History of African Meeting House

Online tour of the African American History Trail in Boston

PBS's "Africans in America" website with information on David Walker

"Uncle Tom's Cabin and American Culture," an online, multi-media archive, developed by University of Virginia, includes primary documents, songs, images, and lesson plans.