The Center for Research Libraries and the Cooperative Africana Microform Project (CAMP) present a collection of 19th century manuscripts relating to slavery and manumission in Timbuktu.
The collection of 206 manuscripts from the Bibliothèque Commémorative Mama Haidara in Timbuktu, Mali, were loaned to John Hunwick, Professor of History and Religion, Northwestern University, with the hope that the manuscripts would receive conservation treatment and be digitized in order to make them accessible via the Web.The materials, in Arabic, provide documentation on Africans in slavery in Muslim societies.The documents were digitized with generous support from the Northwestern University Program of African Studies. ... [Redaktion ilissAfrica]
Among others, on this site you will find all volumes of Æquatoria in full text.The history of the Centre Æquatoria began, strictly speaking, at its foundation in 1979-1980, but its origins date back to 1937. In that year, Fathers Edmond Boelaert (1899-1966) and Gustaaf Hulstaert (1900-1990), two Belgian MSC missionaries, founded the africanist periodical 'Æquatoria', which put emphasis on the linguistic, cultural, and historical particularities of the Mongo peoples of the central Congo basin, as well as on those of neighboring populations. Social consequences entailed by the imposition of colonial rule, jurisdiction, and education, and by the introduction of Christianity, also figured among 'Æquatoria''s main topics of discussion. The periodical 'Æquatoria' was ceased in 1962, but in 1979-1980 Fathers André Claessens and Honoré Vinck (both MSC) revived it under the new name 'Annales Æquatoria'. In that context, they brought together all the documentation, papers, library items, maps, and other materials the founding fathers had accumulated during 50 years, and reorganized them. Since 1987, this cultural and scientific patrimony has been sheltered in a new, publicly accessible location, the Centre Æquatoria.
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AfricaBib is the culmination of twenty-five years of Africana research.The site consists of three bibliographic databases covering Africana periodical literature (Bibliography of Africana Periodical Literature Database), African Women's literature (African Women's Database) and the Women Travelers Bibliographical Database (Women Travelers, Explorers and Missionaries to Africa: 1763-2004: A Comprehensive English Language Bibliography). Everything is free of charge.
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Homepage of the Département d'Histoire de la Facultés Lettres et Sciences Humaines - Université Cheikh Anta Diop - Senegal, one of the most famous universities in francophone Africa. The site offers many full text documents (see "Ressource" and "Recherche"). A focus is on slavery and on health (AIDS and tuberculosis). [editors ilissAfrica]
The link leads you to two dieffrent homepages: the Harriet Tubman Institute and the Resource Centre on the African Diaspora. You can find information on projects, research and publications. There are many full text documents, too (see http://www.yorku.ca/nhp/seminars/seminar.htm). [editors ilissAfrica]
Virtual Tour of the island of Gorée and the Slave House which was used to imprison slaves before they were sent to America during the slave trade. Unfortunetaly, the video file does not work, but you can watch the pictures and read the captions. [editors ilissAfrica]
This site offers all kinds of information, pedagogical material or travelling exhibitions about slavery and slave trade. Two virtual exhibitions about slave trade and migration can be watched directly online. [editors ilissAfrica]