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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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American Protest Literature from Tom Paine to Tupac

A series of six video lectures from Professor John Stauffer and Dr. Timothy Patrick McCarthy, selected from their course on social protest literature taught at Harvard University. These lectures are provided free of charge for public educational purposes via the Antislavery Literature Project. Courtesy Harvard University's Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Harvard University Extension School, and the Arizona State University Department of English.

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