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Grosvenor, Cyrus Pitt (1792-1879) Address before the Anti-Slavery Society of Salem and the vicinity in the south meeting-house, in Salem, February 24, 1834.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.011 Author/Creator: Grosvenor, Cyrus Pitt (1792-1879) Place Written: Salem, Massachusetts Type: Pamphlet Date: 1834 Pagination: 48 p. ; 22 x 14 cm.

Summary of Content: An attack on slaveholders. "We at the North work for our own support, with no dishonor and with essential benefit to ourselves...; and the gentlemen of the South need not think it too much to go and do likewise. If they are ashamed of labor... we may be ashamed of them." First edition. Printed by W & S. B. Ives Observer Press.

People: Grosvenor, Cyrus Pitt, 1792-1879

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: SlaveryAfrican American HistoryAbolitionReform Movement

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