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Stanton, Henry B. (1805-1887) Remarks of Henry B. Stanton in the Representatives Hall... on the subject of slavery.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.092 Author/Creator: Stanton, Henry B. (1805-1887) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Pamphlet Date: 1837 Pagination: 84 p. ; 18.5 x 12 cm.

Summary of Content: Delivered on 23 and 24 February before the Committee of the House of Representatives of Massachusetts. Published by Isaac Knapp in Boston. Protests the Gag rule passed by Congress which stated that slavery in the District of Columbia could not be discussed in the House of Representatives.

Background Information: Stanton was an abolitionist and social activist.

People: Stanton, Henry B. (Henry Brewster)., 1805-1887

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: CongressLawGovernment and CivicsSlaveryAfrican American HistoryUS ConstitutionAbolitionReform Movement

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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