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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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Race Slavery and Petitions Project

Located at University of North Carolina at Greensboro and directed by Loren Schweninger, the Project has collected approximately 3,000 legislative petitions, 15,500 county court petitions, and over 100,000 pages of documentary evidence relating to slavery. The database is in an easy-to-access format and recommended for research purposes.

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