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Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society Proceedings of the Pennsylvania convention, assembled to organize a state anti-slavery society, at Harrisburg, on the 31st of January and 1st, 2d and 3d of February 1837.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06146 Author/Creator: Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Book Date: 1837 Pagination: 1 v. : 97 p. ; 23.2 x 14 cm.

Summary of Content: Printed by Merrihew and Gunn. Cites participants, including Lewis Tappan from the Executive Committee of the American Anti-Slavery Society, and John Greenleaf Whittier from Massachusetts.

People: Tappan, Lewis, 1788-1873
Whittier, John Greenleaf, 1807-1892

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: African American HistorySlaveryAbolitionReform MovementPoetry

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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