Because you are remote, this guide attempts to assist you in finding academic/peer reviewed resources that you can access online. Dr. Gordon wants you to use Confederate Slave Payrolls, a collection from the National Archives as a basis for your research topic.
For your annotated bibliography you are asked to find
The sources below are collections of reference books and articles that are similar to the encyclopedias above. When you are searching you are searching through chapters of books. You may have to search very broadly and read through tables of contents
The University Libraries are completely closed and we are all working from home. You will need to locate scholarly books that are electronic through the online catalog. This video provides tips and tricks to find those sources.
Also you will need to locate scholarly articles that are electronic by using America: History and Life, an index to history journals. This video provides tips and tricks to find those journal articles.