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American Anti-Slavery Society Declaration of sentiments of the American Anti-Slavery Society. Adopted at the formation of said society, in Philadelphia, on the 4th day of December, 1833.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06200 Author/Creator: American Anti-Slavery Society Place Written: New York, New York Type: Pamphlets Date: 1844 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Leaflet published by the American Anti-Slavery Society, printed by William S. Dorr. Concludes with "We charge upon the existing national government, that it is an insupportable despotism, wielded by a power which is superior to all legal and constitutional restraints- equally indisposed and unable to protect the lives or liberties of the people- the prop and safeguard of American Slavery." Includes a short list of anti-slavery newspapers.

People: Dorr, William S.
American Anti-Slavery Society.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: American Anti-Slavery Society, African American History, Slavery, Abolition, US Constitution, Law, Journalism, Reform Movement

Sub Era: Slavery & Anti-slavery The First Age of Reform