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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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Right on the Scaffold, or The Martyrs of 1822

Tract on the Denmark Vesey slave revolt, published in 1901 by Archibald Henry Grimké. Digitized by Documenting the American South, University of North Carolina.

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