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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
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
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
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
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
SLAVE NARRATIVES Volume 13 By SOUTH CAROLINA CHAPTER 2
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Uncle Ben lives in his own cabin with his second wife, Stella. Formerly almost inaccessible, the new Coastal Highway has put Uncle Ben and Aunt Stella in the world. The rural electricity program has... More > current right at their door. Aunt Stella was asked ‘Why don’t you have lights, Aunt Stella?’ and she replied, ‘White folks run me if I do that!’ So you see the old couple still live with many old and odd beliefs one being that the white man only is entitled to the good things—the better things. Like most old ex-slaves in South Carolina low country, they love and revere the names and memories of their old masters.)< Less
SLAVE NARRATIVES Volume 9 By OHIO NARRATIVES
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“Life experience excels all reading. Every place you go, you learn something from every class of people. Books are just for a memory, to keep history and the like, but I don’t have to go... More > huntin’ in libraries, I got one in my own head, for you can’t forget what you learn from experience.” The old man speaking is a living example of his theory, and, judging from his bearing, his experience has given him a philosophical outlook which comprehends love, gentleness and wisdom. Charles H. Anderson, 3122 Fredonia Street, was born December 23, 1845, in Richmond, Virginia, as a slave belonging to J.L. Woodson, grocer, “an exceedingly good owner—not cruel to anyone”.< Less
SLAVE NARRATIVES Volume 11 By OKLAHOMA NARRATIVES
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“Run nigger, run,De Patteroll git you!Run nigger, run,De Patteroll come! “Watch nigger, watch—De Patteroll trick you!Watch nigger, watch,He got a big gun!” Dat one of the... More > songs de slaves all knowed, and de children down on de “twenty acres” used to sing it when dey playing in de moonlight ‘round de cabins in de quarters. Sometime I wonder iffen de white folks didn’t make dat song up so us niggers would keep in line. None of my old Master’s boys tried to git away ‘cepting two, and dey met up wid evil, both of ‘em.< Less