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Carey, Mathew (1760-1839) The American Museum, volume 6

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09397 Author/Creator: Carey, Mathew (1760-1839) Place Written: s.l. Type: Book Date: 1789 Pagination: 544 p.

Summary of Content: The American Museum Volume VI, Philadelphia, containing twenty articles on African Americans including Samuel Stanhope Smith's "Essay of the Causes of the Variety of Complexion and Figure in the Human Species," Ben Franklin's "Address to the Public from the Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery, and the Relief of Free Negroes, Unlawfully Held in Bondage," and a 46-page section of the proceedings of the Congress.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: AbolitionReform MovementAfrican American HistorySlaveryCongressPoliticsScience and TechnologyFreemen

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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