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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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Collection of historical defenses and apologetic literature of slavery in the United States, including anti-black literature.

African Slavery in America

Representative secular defense of the institution of slavery by Charles Jared Ingersoll, a well-known Philadelphia civic figure, Congressional representative, and author, published in 1856. Digitized by the Antislavery Literature Project.

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The Cabin and the Parlor; or, Slaves and Masters

Proslavery novel contrasting life in Southern plantation society and Northern cities; by Charles Jacobs Peterson, under the pseudonym of J. Thornton Randolph (Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson, 1852). Digitized by the Antislavery Literature Project.

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Confederate Broadside Poetry Collection

An online collection containing Civil War-era pro-Confederate and pro-slavery poetry. Digitized by Wake Forest University.

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Emancipation—Black and White

An 1865 essay by British natural scientist Thomas Henry Huxley on the emancipation of black slaves and white women. Digitized by the Antislavery Literature Project.

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Eneas Africanus

A once-popular 1919 pro-slavery story by Harry Stillwell Edwards. Digitized by the Antislavery Literature Project.

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The Hireling and the Slave

An epic proslavery poem published in 1856 by William Grayson (Charleston, SC: McCarter & Co.). Digitized by the Antislavery Literature Project.

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English Serfdom and American Slavery

A proslavery novel set in England that compares British society unfavorably to US slave society, by Lucien Chase (Philadelphia: H. Long & Bro., 1854). Digitized by the Antislavery Literature Project.

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The Planter's Northern Bride

Novel of plantation life from a proslavery perspective, by Caroline Lee Hentz (Philadelphia: T.B. Peterson and Brothers, 1854). Digitized by Documenting the American South, University of North Carolina.

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The North and the South, or, Slavery and Its Contrasts

Proslavery novel by Caroline Rush, published in response to Harriet Beecher Stowe (Philadelphia: Crissy and Markley, 1852). Digitized by the Antislavery Literature Project.

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The New Pantheon, or the Age of Black

A proslavery long poem by an anonymous author, published in New York City in 1860. Digitized by the Antislavery Literature Project.

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A Sermon Delivered Before the Vermont Colonization Society

Tract containing a sermon by John Hough, an advocate for deportation and colonization of emancipated slaves in Africa (Montpellier, Vermont: Vermont Colonization Society, 1826). Digitized by the Antislavery Literature Project.

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Slavery Ordained by God

Apologetic defense of slavery as a divinely-ordained system, by Rev. Fred A. Ross, a Presbyterian minister from Cleveland, in 1857. Digitized by the Gutenberg Project.

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The Yankee Slave-Dealer; or, An Abolitionist Down South

Pseudonymous proslavery novel by 'Texan', concerning the converted opinion of a visiting northern abolitionist (Nashville: author, 1860). Digitized by the Wright American Fiction Project at Indiana University.

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