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Alexander, Ann Tuke (1767-1849) An address to the inhabitants of Charleston, South Carolina.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06232.13 Author/Creator: Alexander, Ann Tuke (1767-1849) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Pamphlet Date: 1805 Pagination: 1 v. : 7 p. ; 21.6 x 14.2 cm.

Summary of Content: "I lament- exceedingly lament, that a custom, so barbarous as well as so repugnant to every principle of humanity and justice, as the African Slave-Trade, should be continued in this or any other nation." Printed by Kimber, Conrad, & Co. Wrapper is extremely fragile. Bound with string.

Background Information: Alexander was from York, England, and was a well-known Quaker supporter of the antislavery movement.

People: Alexander, Ann Tuke, 1767-1849

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Woman AuthorWomen's HistorySlave TradeAfricaAfrican American HistorySlaveryAbolitionReform Movement

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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