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Griffiths, Julia (d. 1895) Autographs for freedom.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05167 Author/Creator: Griffiths, Julia (d. 1895) Place Written: Boston, Massachusetts Type: Book Date: 1853 Pagination: 1 v. : 263 p. ; 19.6 x 12.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Published by John P. Jewett and Company. In the preface, Griffiths writes, "The proceeds of the sale of 'Autographs for Freedom,' will be devoted to the dissemination of light and truth on the subject of slavery throughout the country." Griffiths writes on behalf of the Rochester Ladies' Anti-Slavery Society. Testimonies are followed by lithographed signatures. Includes the signatures of William H. Seward, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Lewis Tappan, Horace Greeley, and Charles Sumner, among others. Contains "The Heroic Slave," by Frederick Douglass.

People: Griffiths, Julia, d. 1895
Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896
Tappan, Lewis, 1788-1873
Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872
Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: African American HistoryAbolitionSlaveryBook SellingCharity and PhilanthropyWomen's HistoryGovernment and CivicsWoman AuthorLiterature and Language ArtsUncle TomReform Movement

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