The IHR Library team have recently completed a comprehensive guide to the History of Slavery in the Institute of Historical Research Library collections.
The guide encompasses general historical works on
the history of enslavement, the slave trade in Britain, the United States and Latin America, and highlighted themes within the collection such as personal correspondence and diaries written by both slave-holders and those who were formerly enslaved.
The guide is designed to provide help to researchers new to the IHR’s collections, but it is hoped it will also benefit those familiar with the library’s holdings by documenting a subject which overlaps many collections and locations within the library.
It complements the guide to the Institute of Historical Research United States Collections, which also includes a specific section highlighting slavery within the United States holdings in the library.