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Antislavery Poetry from San Francisco

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The Pacific Appeal was the leading African American newspaper on the West Coast during the early 1860s.  A newly-published set of eight antislavery poems from the journal's inaugural 1862 volume captures the sense of expectancy within the African American community for the imminent end of US slavery.  These poems include the work of James Madison Bell, a San Francisco plasterer, brickmason, and poet.  Read more... 
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Expansion and Reform (1801-1868)

This site features maps, documents, and images for learning about the Lewis and Clark expedition, the growth of regionalism, the Amistad case, Lincoln's "spot resolutions," the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, the petition of Amelia Bloomer regarding suffrage in the West, migration north to Alaska and the Sioux Treaty of 1868.

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