Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

HIST 115/AFST 115 African American History to 1865

Welcome

Welcome to your Library Resource Guide for

HIST 20/AFST 115 

African American History, 1619--1865

1688 Germantown Quaker Petition Against Slavery

The image above shows the "two sides of the 1688 Germantown Petition Against Slavery after conservation in 2007.  It was written in gall ink and has substantially faded.  The document was the first public protest against the institution of slavery, and represents the first written public declaration of universal human rights."  (Wikimedia Commons)  Public domain image.

Getting help

Have Questions?  Be sure to check out our Library Policies FAQs for 2022-2023..

Need some one-on-one help?  You can visit the reference desk during reference desk hours.  The desk is located on the main floor of Axinn Library and is  staffed with faculty librarians who are there to help you with your research questions.

Or you can call the reference desk during reference hours (516-463-5962).  You can also text us a question (516-628-6473) or tweet (@HULAnswers).  Please allow 24 hours to receive a response to texts and tweets.

Or CHAT WITH A REFERENCE LIBRARIANUse the LIVE CHAT pop up box.

Or ASK A LIBRARIAN.  Submit your question below!

Or you can make an appointment with me to get some in-depth help with your research.  Simply click on the blue SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT button under my profile photo (left column of this page) and follow the prompts.

Or you can make an appointment with a different librarian subject specialist to get in-depth help with your research.  Simply click on the SCHEDULE A RESEARCH CONSULTATION link on the Library Homepage and follow the prompts.

 

 

Hofstra University

This site is compliant with the W3C-WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY Hempstead, NY 11549-1000 (516) 463-6600 © 2000-2009 Hofstra University