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1. Samuel J. May Anti-slavery Collection Samuel J. May Anti-slavery Collection Web site; May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871; Abolition movement; Slavery; Slaves Web site from Cornell University. The Reverend Samuel J. May was an American abolitionist and friend of one of the founders of Cornell University, who in 1870 donated his collection of anti-slavery materials...

2. Slave Sale Broadside Slave Sale Broadside Slavery; Civil War; Fugitive slaves; Auctions; "Credit Sale of a Choice Gang of Slaves, Comprising Mechanics, Laborers, etc." The sale, Tuesday, February 5, 1856, by J. A. Beard and Maj. J. a. Beard, auctioneer, was held for the settlement of a co-partnership...

3. Printing Press, c. 1830 Printing Press, c. 1830 Abolition movement; Slaves; Newspapers; Abolition movement; Publishing industry; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; The noted abolitionist Elijah P. Lovejoy (1802-37) is believed to have owned this press, which is in the collection of the Chicago Historical Society.

4. CivilWar@Smithsonian; Collecting, Preserving, Remembering the National Experience CivilWar@Smithsonian; Collecting, Preserving, Remembering the National Experience Web site; Civil War; Slavery; Abolition movement; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Weapons; Cavalry; Web site from the National Portrait Gallery dedicated to examining the Civil War through the collections at the Smithsonian Institution.

5. North American Slave Narratives North American Slave Narratives Slavery; Narratives; Oral History; Fugitive slaves; Civil War Web site documenting the African American struggle for freedom and human rights from the eighteenth, nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

6. Booklet, recovered from Lincoln Home Booklet, recovered from Lincoln Home Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Victorian; Communication; Publishing Booklet. "Speech of M ____ Wilson, of N. Hampshire,/ The Political Influence of Slavery..." Printed on the last leaf is "16", providing pages in length. L 3 1/2" x W 6 5/8".

7. Slave Shackles, c. 1850 Slave Shackles, c. 1850 Slavery; Handcuffs; Stocks (Punishment); Fugitive slaves; Collars; Civil War Plantation owners and overseers used heavy iron shackles to punish and humiliate defiant slaves, both men and women and especially those who tried to run away. Slaves who had been sold were also shackled...

8. Reward Broadside Reward Broadside Slavery; Fugitive slaves; Civil War This notice states: "100 DOLLAR REWARD. Rannaway from the subscriber, on Monday, June 15, a negro woman, NELLY FORREST. She is about 45 years old, chunky built, large pouting mouth, good teeth, high cheekbones,...
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