Encompassing nearly 400 years, the Afro-American Imprints Collection offers over 12,000 searchable books, pamphlets, and broadsides related to the history of Black life in the Americas from 1535-1922. Subjects covered include the discovery and exploitation of Africa by the West; the rise of slavery in the New World along with the growth and success of abolitionist movements; the development of racial thought and racism; descriptions of African American life—slave and free—throughout the Americas; and slavery and race in fiction and drama. Also featured are printed works of African American individuals and organizations.