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American Anti-Slavery Society

Works: 707 works in 2,459 publications in 1 language and 44,556 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Controversial literature  Bibliographies  Juvenile works  History  Poetry  Newspapers  Almanacs  Fiction  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Publisher, Editor, Other, isb
Classifications: E449, 326.5
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American slavery as it is : testimony of a thousand witnesses by Theodore Dwight Weld( )

74 editions published between 1839 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories of hundreds of African-Americans who lived in bondage are preserved in this powerful 1839 chronicle. Compiled by a prominent abolitionist, the first-person narratives offer an intimate view of the daily lives of slaves, detailing their working and living conditions across many states. A major influence on the writing of Uncle Tom's Cabin, this volume constitutes a valuable historical testament. Dover's edition includes the first-person testimonials which offer an unvarnished glimpse into America's troubled past
The anti-slavery record( )

in English and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American anti-slavery reporter( )

in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Anti-slavery examiner( )

in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published by the American Anti-Slavery Society, the Anti-slavery Examiner appealed to the people of the United States to unite with the Society in maintaining common and unquestioned political rights. Appeals were made to Christian women of the South through Biblical quotations to join the cause of the Society. Speeches and letters on anti-slavery were reprinted. Testimony from slaveholders and other material taken mainly from slave state newspapers endeavored to present slavery as it was. Longer articles such as "The Bible Against Slavery", "Emancipation in the West Indies," and correspondence between a South Carolina Congressman and one of the secretaries of the American Anti-Slavery Society pointed out the moral and political arguments against slavery
Quarterly anti-slavery magazine( )

in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Liberty bell( )

in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American anti-slavery almanac, for ... : calculated for Boston, New York, and Pittsburgh( )

in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Constitution a pro-slavery compact; selections from the Madison papers, &c by Wendell Phillips( )

23 editions published between 1844 and 1970 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1831 William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879) launched the American antislavery movement (as distinct from the abolition and manumission societies of the revolutionary period.) Garrison was more radical than earlier opponents of slavery, arguing that Americans should take steps to immediately end slavery. Garrison's newspaper, The Liberator, was the longest lasting antislavery paper in the nation. In the late 1830s Garrison hired the fugitive slave Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) as one of his agents, and sent Douglass across the nation to denounce slavery. Garrison's most important ally was Wendell Phillips (1811-1884), a graduate of Harvard Law School, a brilliant speaker, and a member of an elite Braham family in Boston. Phillips's cousin was the future Supreme Court justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Garrison rejected in political action, arguing that the Constitution was proslavery, ultimately calling it a Covenant with Death and an Agreement in Hell. Many opponents of slavery initially rejected Garrison's arguments about the Constitution. But the publication of James Madison's Notes on the Federal Convention of 1787 shortly after Madison's death in 1836, showed the extent to which slavery was an issue at the Constitutional Convention. In this book Wendell Phillips published excerpts from Madison's papers to demonstrate the proslavery nature of the Constitution. He also published excerpts from the state ratifying conventions and other documents supporting the Garrisonian argument that the Constitution was indeed a?Covenant with Death.?
Correspondence between Lydia Maria Child and Gov. Wise and Mrs. Mason, of Virginia by Lydia Maria Child( )

22 editions published between 1860 and 1970 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abolitionist statements in the form of letters addressed to Governor Wise of Virginia on the occasion of John Brown's raid and arrest. Child criticizes Virginia's laws on race, and draws a rebuke from Wise. Included is a letter from John Brown to Child asking for financial help for his family, and an exchange of (hostile) letters between Child and a Virginia woman over the issues of Brown and slavery
The Slave's friend( )

in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Platform of the American Anti-Slavery Society and its auxiliaries by American Anti-Slavery Society( )

23 editions published between 1836 and 1980 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

White slavery in the United States by William I Bowditch( )

18 editions published between 1855 and 1970 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emancipation in the West Indies : a six months' tour in Antigua, Barbadoes [sic], and Jamaica, in the year 1837 by James A Thome( )

21 editions published between 1838 and 1969 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anti-slavery tracts( )

in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National anti-slavery standard( )

in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Official weekly newsletter of the American Anti-Slavery Society, founded in 1833 by William Lloyd Garrison and Arthur Tappan, with Frederick Douglass a key leader. The publication was established in 1840 by Lydia and David Child. With William Lloyd Garrison's Liberator, also published by the Society, the Standard was the most influential voice for abolition leading up to the Civil War. Published concurrently in New York City and Philadelphia (1854-1865)
No slave-hunting in the Old Bay State: an appeal to the people and legislature of Massachusetts by Wendell Phillips( )

6 editions published between 1860 and 1970 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of the American Anti-slavery Society at its third decade by American Anti-Slavery Society( Book )

10 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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American slavery as it is : testimony of a thousand witnesses
Alternative Names
American Anti-Slavery Society organisatie uit Verenigde Staten van Amerika

American Anti-Slavery Society organisation abolitionniste

American Anti-Slavery Society US-amerikanische Organisation

American Antislavery Society

Amerikanischen Gegensclaverey-Gesellschaft

Anti-Slavery Society

Anti-Slavery Society United States

Sociedad Antiesclavista Estadounidense

Sociedade Antiesclavagista Americana

Societat Antiesclavista Estatunidenca



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