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Primary Sources for African American History

Hiphop Archive and Research Institute

Library of Congress Collections

University Collected Primary Sources

Slave Songs of the United States




The 1867 music book,

Slave Songs of the United States,

is part of the Documenting the American South collection. See the Primary Source Sets tab for the entire collection.


This webpage contains a complete scan of the book, along with transcribed text, notes, descriptions, and sheet music.