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Antislavery Poetry from San Francisco

Running man image from workshop poster

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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Five Million Unique Visits

Antislavery Literature Project passes 5 million unique visits mark.

In early December 2015 the Antislavery Literature Project received its official 5th million unique visit since the website launched in Spring 2006.  The Project website currently has 64-66,000 unique visits per month.  We thank all those colleagues and friends who have made contributions to our success in providing free, accessible online texts and scholarship on the literature of US slavery.  -- Joe Lockard