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UNIV267: Delaware Stories: Getting Started: General Resources

Seminal Works

General History Resources

Encyclopedia Brittanica

When searching the Encyclopedia Brittanica, remember that it includes all subjects, so be careful of what words you use to search.  

Here are some searches that can help you identify helpful background information on some of the historical topics discussed in this class:

  • Abolitionism
  • Delaware Slavery, the Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Underground Rail Road
  • Fugitive Slave Acts

Library of Congress Resources

Materials drawn from a Library of Congress exhibition includes general information as well as primary resources.

Underground Railroad in Delaware: List of books