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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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Liberian Letters

A set of letters written from Liberia during 1834-1835 and 1857-1866 by ex-slaves sponsored by the American Colonization Society. Project of the Electronic Text Center at University of Virginia.

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