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Unknown Views of slavery

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06477 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Broadsides Date: circa 1830-1840 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Abolitionist broadside with six images depicting kidnapping, torture, auction, and labor of slaves. With Channing quotation, "Our laws know no higher crime than that of reducing a man to slavery. To steal or to buy an African on his own shores is a piracy." Lithograph drawings.

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Slave Life, Abolition, Slavery, African American History, Slave Sale, Africa

Sub Era: Age of Jackson