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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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Brown University - Steering Committee on Slavery and Justice

University committee appointed in 2003 at Brown University to investigate institutional involvement in the early slave trade. Site contains significant resources, including a series of reports and teaching materials. The committee released its final report in October 2006.

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