The Law Library has many print books, eBooks, and databases that you can use to learn about or research African American history, law, culture, and leaders! Check out our display on the first floor of the Law Library. We have several books on African American leaders in the legal field in our display.
Our HeinOnline database has a collection focused specifically on the effects of slavery on the history of the United States and the world, titled: Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law. Paul Finkelman, the Editor-in-Chief of the collection, explains, “This HeinOnline collection brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery.”
To access the Law Library’s databases, go to the Law Library webpage and click on the tab for Databases. On the Database webpage, you will see a list of databases that you can access by clicking on the hyperlink to the database.
Accessing eBooks is an easy process. Simply log into the Law Library Catalog, run your search, select the eBook you want, and click the hyperlink to go directly to the eBook!