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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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An Autobiography of the Rev. Josiah Henson ('Uncle Tom')

Autobiography published in 1881 by ex-fugitive slave Josiah Henson, reportedly the inspiration for the fictional character Uncle Tom; with prefaces by Harriet Beecher Stowe, Wendell Phillips, and others. Digitized by Documenting the American South, University of North Carolina.

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