Researchers often find important information in the letters and papers of abolitionists. Black Boston activist William Cooper Nell's papers are particularly helpful, as are the Black Abolitionist Papers and the Letters of William Lloyd Garrison.
Search for books in DELCAT Discovery. Type book titles surrounded by quotation marks (e.g.,"blacks in gold rush california") or topic keywords connected with Boolean operators AND or OR. Capitalize the operators (slavery AND tennessee).
Use the Library of Congress call number provided to identify the book's location (e.g., E185 .E54 1996).