The Anti-Slavery Record. Vol 1, nos. 1-12, Jan. to Dec+ Appendix

Title

The Anti-Slavery Record. Vol 1, nos. 1-12, Jan. to Dec+ Appendix

Subject

American Anti-Slavery Society -- Periodicals.
Antislavery movements -- Periodicals.

Description

First of only three volumes (1835-37) of the annual Anti-Slavery Record. Contains stories and woodcut pictures. Of particular interest is the account of the flogging of Amos Dresser who, as a means of raising funds for his education, sold anti-slavery literature in Nashville.
Another illustration, “The Desperation of a Mother," shows a young mother killing her two infant children with an axe rather than letting them be taken from her by a slave-trader. The mother then killed herself. This incident would later serve as a theme for Toni Morrison's work of fiction Beloved, for which she won the Pulitzer Prize.

Creator

[American Anti-Slavery Society]

Source

Title page

Publisher

New York: Published by R. G. Williams for the American Anti-Slavery Society

Date

1835

Files

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Citation

[American Anti-Slavery Society] , “The Anti-Slavery Record. Vol 1, nos. 1-12, Jan. to Dec+ Appendix,” DeGolyer Library Exhibits, accessed April 13, 2024, https://degolyer.omeka.net/items/show/9.