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The Fugitive Slave Law and It's Victims (Illustrated) By American Anti-Slavery Society
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The Fugitive Slave Law was enacted by Congress in September, 1850, received the signature of HOWELL COBB, [of Georgia,] as Speaker of the House of Representatives, of WILLIAM R. KING, [of Alabama,]... More > as President of the Senate, and was "approved," September 18th, of that year, by MILLARD FILLMORE, Acting President of the United States. The authorship of the Bill is generally ascribed to James M. Mason, Senator from Virginia. Before proceeding to the principal object of this tract, it is proper to give a synopsis of the Act itself, which was well called, by the New York _Evening Post_, "An Act for the Encouragement of Kidnapping." It is in ten sections.< Less
An Anti-Slavery Crusade: A Chronicle of the Gathering Storm By Jesse Macy
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Capitalism and Slavery By Eric Williams
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The present study is an attempt to place in historical perspective the relationship between early capitalism as exemplified by Great Britain, and the Negro slave trade, Negro slavery and the general... More > colonial trade of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It is strictly an economic study of the role of Negro slavery and the slave trade in providing the capital which financed the Industrial Revolution in England and of mature industrial capitalism in destroying the slave system.< Less
The Conflict With Slavery By John Greenleaf Whittier
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John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892) was an influential American Quaker poet and ardent advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. Although he received little formal education, he was... More > an avid reader who studied his father’s six books on Quakerism until their teachings became the foundation of his ideology. First introduced to poetry by a teacher, Whittier published his first poem in 1826 in William Lloyd Garrison’s Newburyport Free Press. In June of 1833, he published the antislavery pamphlet Justice and Expediency, and from there dedicated the next twenty years of his life to the abolitionist cause. He was editor of The National Era; and for the next ten years it featured the best of his writing, both as prose and poetry. His works include: At Sundown (1890), Anti-Slavery Poems, My Summer With Dr. Singletary, Criticism, Historical Papers, Margaret Smith’s Journal and The Bridal of Pennacook.< Less
A Condensed Anti-Slavery Bible Argument: By a Citizen of Virginia By George Bourne
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IN order the better to understand the subject it is necessary here to introduce a few plain definitions. Slavery has two definitions--the direct and the indirect. The first of these is that it is the... More > total deprivation of human rights; the other that it is the reducing of human beings to the condition of property, the same as other goods, wares, merchandise and chattels. Either of these definitions will answer for the purpose of argument, though the latter is to be preferred, because it is the most familiar. There are a variety of other ways in which mankind hold control over each other, and sometimes unjustly and oppressively; but if the persons controlled be not held as property, they are not slaves.< Less
JOHN BROWN, EMANCIPATOR By Louis A. DeCaro, Jr.
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Collection of essays by Louis A. DeCaro, Jr., a student of the life and letters of the abolitionist John Brown. These essays first appeared on the author's online publication, "John Brown the... More > Abolitionist: A Biographer's Blog," and have been edited and presented here with new, extended critical introduction.< Less
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave By Frederick Douglass
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is an 1845 memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and former slave Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a... More > number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States.< Less
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt) Du Bois
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The Souls of Black Folk is a classic work of American literature by W. E. B. Du Bois. It is a seminal work in the history of sociology, and a cornerstone of African-American literary history. Du... More > Bois drew from his own experiences as an African-American in the American society. Outside of its notable relevance in African-American history, The Souls of Black Folk also holds an important place in social science as one of the early works in the field of sociology. The book's import to African Americans was comparable to that of Uncle Tom's Cabin.< Less
SLAVE NARRATIVES Volume 5 By ARKANSAS CHAPTER 6
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“I come to dis state in 1885. I run off from my parents back in North Carolina. They was working in a turpentine forest there. “When freedom was declared my folks heard ‘bout a... More > place where money was easy to make. So they walked from down close to Charleston up there and carried the children. I was ‘bout nine or ten years old. I liked the farm so I left the turpentine farm. I got to rambling round and finally got to Arkansas. I run off from my folks cause they kept staying there. I was a child and don’t recollect much ‘bout slavery. I was at the quarters wid all the children. My mother b’longed to Bob Plat and my father to a man named Rogers. My father could get a pass and come to see us every Sunday providin’ he didn’t go nowhere else or stop long the road. He came early and stay till bedtime. We all run to meet him. He kiss us all in bed when he be leavin’.< Less
SLAVE NARRATIVES Volume 5 By ARKANSAS CHAPTER 6
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“I come to dis state in 1885. I run off from my parents back in North Carolina. They was working in a turpentine forest there. “When freedom was declared my folks heard ‘bout a... More > place where money was easy to make. So they walked from down close to Charleston up there and carried the children. I was ‘bout nine or ten years old. I liked the farm so I left the turpentine farm. I got to rambling round and finally got to Arkansas. I run off from my folks cause they kept staying there. I was a child and don’t recollect much ‘bout slavery. I was at the quarters wid all the children. My mother b’longed to Bob Plat and my father to a man named Rogers. My father could get a pass and come to see us every Sunday providin’ he didn’t go nowhere else or stop long the road. He came early and stay till bedtime. We all run to meet him. He kiss us all in bed when he be leavin’.< Less