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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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Views of American Slavery

An 1858 edition of Anthony Benezet's 18th-century antislavery writing, published in Philadelphia by the Association of Friends for the Diffusion of Religious and Useful Knowledge. Digitized by the Digital Quaker Collection, Earlham School of Religion.

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