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Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society records, 1832-1870
Massachusetts Anti-Slavery SocietyNew-England Anti-Slavery Society
Mss Collection - Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society records
Correspondence and papers of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, originally known as the New-England Anti-Slavery Society. Included are petitions to the legislature, resolutions, donations to the Liberator, lists of members and supporters, letters about slavery, editorials, meetings, a list of individuals who had escaped slavery and were aided by the Vigilance Committee, accounts of others who had fled from slavery, including the narrative of Jonathan Thomas, a man who had escaped slavery in Kentucky; and lists, letters, editorials, and other papers pertaining to the notorious case of Anthony Burns. Persons whose names appear frequently include: Francis Jackson, Wendell Phillips, Ellis Gray Loring, Edmund Quincy, William Lloyd Garrison, and Samuel E. Sewall.
Abolitionists--Massachusetts--BostonAntislavery movements--Massachusetts--BostonFugitive slaves--United StatesSlavery--Political aspects--MassachusettsSlavery--United StatesSlaves--United States
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