Slavery and Manumission Manuscripts of Timbuktu
The Center for Research Libraries and the Cooperative Africana Microform Project (CAMP) present a collection of 19th century manuscripts relating to slavery and manumission in Timbuktu.
History of Africa;
Manuscripts and Rare Books;
Area and Cultural Studies;
African American Studies
The collection of 206 manuscripts from the Bibliotheque Commemorative Mama Haidara in Timbuktu, Mali were loaned to John Hunwick, Professor of History and Religion, Northwestern University, with the hope that the manuscripts would received conservation treatment and be digitized in order to make them accessible via the Web. The material, in Arabic, provide documentation on Africans in slavery in Muslim societies.