Lot 28: Anti-slavery women of Philadelphia in 1945
15th December 2016
Author: N/A; Title: Women Abolitionists of Philadelphia before the Mexican-American War; Place Published: Philadelphia; Publisher: N/A; Date Published: 1845; Description: Eleventh Annual Report of the Philadelphia Female Antislavery Society (Philadelphia, 1845) Original printed wrappers, upper corner of front wrapper cut away. 16pp The women Abolitionists of Philadelphia, like their counterparts in Boston, were affiliated William Lloyd Garrison's "radical" anti-slavery crusaders, which was not so radical that it invited women to join them. So the anti-slavery women - mostly white, but with some Black members - formed their own separate organization in the 1830s, more than a decade before the women's suffrage movement was born. With: The American Repository and Colonial Journal, published by order of the Managers of the American Colonization Society, Vol. X, No. 3, May 1834. Original wrappers. Washington, D.C., 1845. Pp. 65-96, complete as issued.Both Garrison and his female supporters condemned the Colonization Society Though originally considered a humanitarian gesture, proposing to send free Blacks to Africa to found their own "colony", many Southern slaveholders supported this group out of concern that seeing freed African-Americans in their midst would incite their own slaves to rebellion.
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