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This is the grave of William Lloyd Garrison. Born in 1805 in Newburyport, Massachusetts to dirt poor parents. His father, a sailor unemployed due to the Embargo Act of 1807, the single worst foreign policy decision in American history, deserted the family in 1808. Garrison had to work from a young age to help the […]
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Here’s something not terrible: a previously unknown picture of Harriet Tubman, showing her at a significantly younger age that the famed picture of her. Pretty cool. This reminds me of the days, lo all those 3 weeks ago, when everything wasn’t truly horrible and something like this would be a nice topper to a pretty […]
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Rebecca Onion highlights some pages from Lewis Tappan’s anti-slavery children’s magazine that he ran in the late 1830s. Because the American Anti-Slavery Society favored complete and immediate emancipation, writes historian Christopher D. Geist, The Slave’s Friend was sometimes shockingly blunt in its depiction of slaveholding. “A frequent theme of The Slave’s Friend was the total […]
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