Slavery in Texas Digital Resources on the Peculiar Institution in the Lone Star State

Slavery in Texas: Digital Resources on the Peculiar Institution in the Lone Star State provides an approachable and informative introduction to digital resources on the institution of slavery in Texas. Established for those unfamiliar with slavery or the resources used in researching the institution, this digital exhibit informs readers of the history of slavery in Texas through the use of digitized primary documents housed in The Portal to Texas History. The Portal to Texas history contains myriad primary source materials on slavery in Texas, including: letters, legal documents, bills of sale, newspapers, and more. These materials demonstrate the social, political, and economic impacts of slavery in Texas, and provide readers a glimpse into an incredibly complex period of Texas history. This exhibit is a great starting point to begin one's own research on slavery in Texas, and teaches users how to effectively search for materials in the Portal. Finally, this exhibit contains a list of great physical and online resources that researchers can use in further exploring slavery in Texas.