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Abolition

Internet Sites

Abolition, Anti-Slavery Movements, and the Rise of the Sectional Controversy
Provides background and brief histories of abolition leaders; includes rare images from pamphlets in the African American Odyssey, Library of Congress.
Abolition: African-American Mosaic
Available information from the Library of Congress Special Collections on abolition ranges from a sermon of Jonathan Edward to a popular abolitionist song. Includes interesting images.
Narrative of Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth's life story written by Olive Gilbert, based on information provided by Truth in 1850. From the University of Pennsylvania Digital Library.
The Frederick Douglass Papers
Full text of the Frederick Douglass autobiography available and other writings; posted as part of the Library of Congress American Memory project.

Books

Arguing about Slavery

Arguing about Slavery  : The Great Battle in the United States Congress
   
Miller, William Lee

A detailed work centering upon the political and moral rights of slaves to petition the government. Miller, Professor of Political and Social Thought at the University of Virginia, examines the issues and the political tensions on the floor of the House of Representatives in the late 1830s.
Call Number: E338 .M65
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The Transformation of American Abolitionism

The Transformation of American Abolitionism  : Fighting Slavery in the Early Republic
   
Newman, Richard S

A scholarly work focusing on the early abolitionists - particularly those in Pennsylvania - who pre-date William Lloyd Garrison and the Liberator newspaper.
Call Number: E446 .N58
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Databases

African-American History and Culture
This electronic encyclopedia includes thousand of entries covering the entire breadth of African-American history - from African beginnings through the slave trade and the Civil Rights Movement to the present. Entries are organized into five sections: Biographies, Encyclopedia, Historical Documents, Gallery and Maps and Charts. Each entry is cross-referenced through hyperlinks and searchable by topic, by historical era, and by keyword.

maintained by the staff of the African American Department, State Library Resource Center, Enoch Pratt Free Library

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