African Passages, Lowcountry Adaptations

African Passages, Lowcountry Adaptations (APLA) is an online exhibition about the systems of chattel slavery and plantation agriculture that developed in the Atlantic World, and that would come to define race, class, and labor experiences in Charleston and the surrouding South Carolina Lowcountry region from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries. After Emancipation, legacies of race and class inequalities that stemmed from slavery continue to be a struggle into the present.

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This online exhibition series includes the history of slavery, plantations, and the trans-Atlantic slave trade from the Atlantic World to Charleston and the South Carolina Lowcountry. Exhibitions include: Atlantic World Context and Establishing Slavery in the Carolina Lowcountry. Published 2013. 

APLA features digitally archived multimedia materials from the collections of the Lowcountry Digital Library and various other online repositories, and links to numerous relevant digital projects and resources. 

The Lowcountry Digital Library (LCDL) at the College of Charleston collaboratively developed this digital exhibition project for the Lowcountry Digital History Initiative with various scholars and partners listed within the Sources section. Project development and implementation was made possible by grants from the Humanities Council SC and the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, and with support from the International African American Museum (IAAM) and the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture.