History of Negro Slavery in Illinois; And of the Slavery Agitation in That State

History of Negro Slavery in Illinois; And of the Slavery Agitation in That State

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...in several different States,1 closed its career, on September 8 of the same year, in Illinois.2 As early as July 5, the Putnam County Antislavery Society had urged the State society to assume the expense of publishing the "Genius,"3 and the executive committee of the central organization had talked of it.4 But nothing had been done, and on the death of Mr. Lundy, it stopped for lack of support. 1 It had been printed at Mt. Pleasant, 0.; Jonesboro, Tenn.-, Baltimore, Washington, and Philadelphia. For an account of the life and travels of Mr. Lundy, see "Life, Travels, and Opinions of Benjamin Lundy, ' Philadelphia, 1847. After August 21, it was continued by Mr. Eastman at the request of the subscribers. '"Genius of Universal Emancipation/' July 12, 1839. "Genius of Universal Emancipation," July 26,1839. For over a year Illinois remained without a local antislavery journal, and the abolitionists were again forced to use the "Philanthropist" of Cincinnati as a medium for their communications. The need of a local paper was soon greatly felt. The Illinois Antislavery Society at its annual meeting, held at Princeton, in July, 1840, passed a resolution to the effect that "the necessities of the antislavery enterprise most imperatively demand the establishment of an antislavery paper in this State, and we cordially pledge our influence and patronage to sustain it."' But contrary to the hopes of many of the abolitionists, the executive committee was not authorized to undertake such an enterprise. Nor was anything further done by A the State society at the time. It was the same story of V the "agent" repeated. The society saw the need of an antislavery paper in the State and wished to see one...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236538234
  • 9781236538239