1) Wikipedia :The Free Encyclopedia – “Slavery” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavery
This website was created by users. Anyone with internet access can edit or add to any of the pages in Wikipedia. Because of this, I don’t know whether or not the person writing this article about slavery is an expert in the field. It is unknown when the article was originally written, but it was last revised on August 3rd, 2010. The links are very up-to-date. The purpose of the site is to create an online encyclopedia that is improved upon quickly. There is no bias since the website is a part of a non-profit foundation. There are 181 sources for the information provided in this article. I found the website to be very useful because it had a lot of information that was delivered in an easy-to-follow summary of the institution of slavery.
2) “Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation”
This website was created by a professor in London named Dr.Brycchan Carey. He teaches English literature so although he may not be an expert in the subject of slavery, he is at research. The site was first created in November of 2000. It was last updated April 20, 2010. Every link was up-to-date and this was very helpful because the links are very relevant. This page was created in order to provide resources pertaining to slavery, abolition and emancipation. The page consists of links to resources relevant to each area of study, and each separate page has its own citations. The information provided is very useful because it covers a wide range of things pertaining to the issue of slavery
3) “African Holocaust: History of Africa restored”
This website was created by a non-profit group called Maafa which is made up of African scholars/educators. The site seeks to educate and to restore a true study of the African experience, including slavery. They are experts in the field of African study. The page was first created in 1998 and is still being updated in 2010. There are no obvious biases; in fact, the authors want people to have a clear, objective look into the facts surrounding the African experiences. I was unable to see specific sources for the information provided, but most writings seemed to be original work of the authors. The links were up-to-date and I learned from this website a different view of slavery in America .
4)”The American Civil War: Slavery in America ”
This website was authored by a man by the name of Ronald W. McGranahan in 2004. The website was last updated on April 4, 2007. Not enough biographical information is given to determine whether or not Mr. McGranahan is an expert in the field or whether or not he is biased toward the subject of slavery in America . Most links are up-to-date, but a few redirected me to pages that were still in progress. I also could not find a link to the sources used. All in all, I would not use this website in the future due to it’s vagueness about the subject matter and lack of sources to be cited. It seems unreliable for information.
5) “The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slavery in America ” http://www.slaverysite.com/images/images2.htm
The author of this website is Dr. Neil A. Frankel. He says that the purpose of the site is to be used as a “starting point for slavery information and sources.” His expertise on the studies of slavery comes from his deep interest in the fact that something so inconceivable and morally wrong could occur in America . The website was first produced in 2007 and 2008 and was last updated on July 10, 2008. Dr. Frankel provides many links since this is the purpose of the website, and all seem to be up-to-date. He has no...
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