Abolitionists -- Great Britain
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — MS Eng.
Call Number: MS Eng.
Scope and Contents The English (British) Civilization Collection contains more than 1,500 letters and documents that were either purchased by the Boston Public Library or were donated. The material was written by royal, political, military, literary, scientific, and artistic figures, together with other individuals who contributed to British and Irish history and culture throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
Collection — MS ACC 1044-1055
Call Number: MS Acc 1044-1055
Scope and Contents This collection documents the eleven resolutions written in 1845 in response to the imprisonment of any abolitionist who assisted a runaway slave in the southern United States. Composed by various committees of the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, they were meant as encouragement for abolitionists in the United States to continue despite the hardship. The resolutions reject slavery as an institution and refer to both the Declaration of Independence as well as Christian beliefs. Also...