Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Music of slavery: Project page

The Music of Slavery


Before typing your topic into Google and digging through the millions of search results, you might want to start here:


The library has just a few books available on this topic. Please don't take these books home!

Subscription databases

A lot of information is available through our subscription databases. When searching these databases, think about the search term you use. Try spiritual, "gospel music," <slavery music> or the name of any other music style you are looking for: jazz, reggae, blues, etc.  If one search term isn't working, try using a synonym. These databases will be most helpful: