Antislavery movements -- Massachusetts -- Boston
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Call Number: MS Eng.244
Scope and Contents This collection consists of correspondence from Harriet Martineau to William Ware from 1835 to 1849. During this time, Martineau wrote from both the United States, including her time in Salem and Boston, Massachusetts, and England. The correspondence covers topics such as their writings and reactions to it; writings of their peers; mutual friends, including Catherine Sedgwick and her family; the abolitionist movement in America; the passing of Ware’s son; and Martineau’s health. Some of the...
Dates: 1835 - 1849
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...