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Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society Fifth annual report of the Board of Managers of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, with some account of the annual meeting, January 25, 1837.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.051 Author/Creator: Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Pamphlet Date: 1837 Pagination: 1 v. : 72 p. ; 23.5 x 14.1 cm.

Summary of Content: First edition. Printed by Isaac Knapp. List of lifetime members of the Society on the back cover. Contains a report and proceedings of the annual meeting, which began on 25 January. One section of the report states: "Abolitionists may not, therefore, slumber at their post, or relax a single effort. It is true, a mighty change has been wrought in individual sentiment within the last five years, favorable to the right of our colored countrymen; but public sentiment is still powerfully enlisted on the side of slavery."

People: Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: SlaveryAfrican American HistoryAbolitionReform Movement

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