History of Pennsylvania Hall which was destroyed by a mob on the 17th of May, 1838

Title

History of Pennsylvania Hall which was destroyed by a mob on the 17th of May, 1838

Subject

Philadelphia. Pennsylvania hall.
Slavery -- United States -- Controversial literature.

Description

The riot at Pennsylvania Hall occurred at a time of backlash against abolitionism. Built in 1838 by the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society as a meeting place for abolitionists, the hall was burned to the ground by anti-Black rioters three days after it opened.

Creator

Webb, Samuel
Pennsylvania Hall Association

Source

Frontispice
Title page

Publisher

Philadelphia: Printed by Merrihew and Gunn

Date

1838

Files

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Citation

Webb, Samuel and Pennsylvania Hall Association, “History of Pennsylvania Hall which was destroyed by a mob on the 17th of May, 1838,” DeGolyer Library Exhibits, accessed May 27, 2022, https://degolyer.omeka.net/items/show/19.