Friday, October 31, 2014

The Anti-Slavery Movement

An engraving of poet Phillis Wheatley from her book, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral
CREDIT: Wheatley, Phillis, poet. Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, 1773. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress.

Next week we’ll discuss the growth of the anti-slavery movement in the 19th-century, but based on this week’s discussion of slavery spanning the 17th through 19th centuries, what do we already know about anti-slavery arguments? Where have we previously encountered anti-slavery discussions? Can you find any examples of anti-slavery figures that we did not discuss in class? (Provide links and citations where appropriate). 

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