Early American Abolitionists: A Collection of Anti-Slavery Writings, 1760–1820
edited by James G. Basker
This compilation reprints fifteen anti-slavery texts that, almost without exception, have been out of print for nearly two centuries. The pamphlets, poems, letters, and other documents by anti-slavery writers—men and women, black and white—demonstrate that abolitionists were active in the early years of the American republic. The texts are reprinted with short introductions written by twelve Gilder Lehrman undergraduate history scholars.