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The Anti-Slavery Record

The Anti-Slavery Record  was an abolitionist series published for the American Anti-Slavery Society by R. G. Williams.  The monthly was published in New York and had a three year run from 1835 to 1837.  Issues of the Anti-Slavery Record were bought and read in huge numbers while in print.  With the intention of sharing anti-slavery sentiments with a broad audience, most issues included an illustration on the first page that depicted the evils of chattel slavery. 

Pictured here is the unsigned illustration on the first page of the December 1835 issue of The Anti-Slavery Record.  This pamphlet is from the Collection of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

 

-Cori Sisler, Manager of Collections and Exhibitions