Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Images of the Antislavery Movement in Massachusetts

Images of the Antislavery Movement in Massachusetts [http://www.masshist.org/online/abolition.cfm] - The state of Massachusetts played a major role in the American antislavery movement, and for a number of decades, the epicenter of this movement was in Boston. The Massachusetts Historical Society created this website in order to highlight some of the visual materials from their collection that deal with this facet of American history. Visitors to the site can look over digital images of 840 items, which include paintings, sculptures, banners, and broadsides. Items featured within this archive include formal portraits of noted lawyer Wendell Phillips, abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, and Senator Charles Sumner. Additionally, visitors can also view a ticket to the 1857 Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society speech and a diagram of a plan for resisting the fugitive slave law. >From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2008. http://scout.wisc.edu/

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