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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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Nebraska -- A Poem, Personal and Political (PDF)

An epic poem on slavery and the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854; published anonymously but attributable to journalist-poet George Washington Bungay (Boston: John P. Jewett and Co., 1854). Digitized by the Antislavery Literature Project.

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