Welcome to the Teaching Hard History Text Library. This collection includes more than 100 primary sources selected to support robust teaching and learning about the Key Concepts and Summary Objectives found in A Framework for Teaching American Slavery. The texts are also mapped to the four domains of the Social Justice Standards. Each includes a set of text-dependent questions.
Article 1, Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution, the first clause of which restrains congressional powers with respect to the trade in enslaved persons.