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American Anti-Slavery Society The American anti-slavery almanac, for 1839.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05826 Author/Creator: American Anti-Slavery Society Place Written: New York, New York Type: Pamphlets Date: 1839 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: With original yellow wrappers and illustrations for almost every month. Illustrations depict the horrors of slavery. Contains ink stains. Published for the Anti-Slavery Society by S. W. Benedict.

People: American Anti-Slavery Society.
Benedict, Seth Williston, 1803-1869.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: American Anti-Slavery Society, African American History, Slavery, Abolition, Reform Movement

Sub Era: Age of Jackson