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Abolition movement -- 1840-1850.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

American Anti-Slavery Society Leaflet

Identifier: MS-3598

This tract opens with the Declaration from the formation of the American Anti-Slavery Society in Philadelphia on December 4, 1833. On the third page, it provides the preamble to the Constitution of the Society and the beginning of an address given to the Society in New York City on May 7, 1844. This address explained their reasons for calling for secession from the Union as long as slavery is tolerated. On the bottom of the fourth page are listed four anti-slavery newspapers.

Dates: circa 1844

Hinton Rowan Helper Photographs

Identifier: MS-1277

This collections consists of two photographs of Hinton Rowan Helper, one at the age of 20 and one at approximately 70-75 years old. Accompanying the photos is a letter about the photos dated November 18, 1970 from Memory F. Mitchell to Gerald Gaither, research assistant in the department of history for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Dates: 1970 November 18, undated

Patricia Cornwell Collection of 19th Century Popular Culture

Identifier: MS-3823

This collection of manuscript materials does not include rough drafts or notes from Patricia Cornwell’s own writing. It consists of materials she collected as part of her very extensive research. In addition to notebooks, pamphlets, and newspaper articles about Medicine and Crime, it includes primary source documents about the abolition movement, suffragettes, Prince Albert-Victor and other 19th century celebrities, education, and literature.

Dates: 1715-1976, bulk 1818-1915; Majority of material found within 1818 - 1915

Slavery Poems

Identifier: MS-3617
Abstract This collection includes three poems, on two separate documents. "The Fred Douglas Scandal" (sic) was written by F. Poindexter of Waynesville, North Carolina and concerns his disdain for the North Carolina legislature’s decision to honor Frederick Douglass but to ignore Bob Lee. "The Slave’s Lamentation," by F.B. refers to Washington, D.C.’s failure to help enslaved individuals because they had been "gag’d by Atherton" and praises the fact that Warren fell for the cause of slavery. "The...
Dates: circa 1848