Tracts, Essays, Speeches
Walker's Appeal, in Four Articles; Together with a Preamble to the Coloured Citizens of the World, but in Particular, and Very Expressly, to Those of the United States of America, Written in Boston, State of Massachusetts, September 28, 1829
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...