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Published by:
American Anti-Slavery Society, American, 1833 - 1870  Search this
Illustrated by:
Alexander Anderson, American, 1775 - 1870  Search this
ink on paper (fiber product)
H x W: 4 5/16 x 2 3/4 in. (11 x 7 cm)
Place printed:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
The Slave's Friend, a periodical directed to primary school children, was the collaborative effort of abolitionist Ransom G. Williams and noted American wood engraver Alexander Anderson. It was published only from January through December 1839.
Volume II, Number VI of The Slave's Friend, a periodical for primary school children written by abolitionist Ransom G. Williams, published by the American Anti-Slavery Society, and featuring woodcut illustrations on the front and back cover, as well as one interior woodcut by Alexander Anderson. The periodical features black printed text on a green cover; there is some discoloration on the top left portion of the front cover. The cover illustration features a vignette of three children reading a book, below a single eye. On either side of the children are statues, one representing freedom and standing atop the Declaration of Independence, and the other representing Justice and standing atop the Bible. At the bottom is the text [FOR SALE AT THE ANTI-SLAVERY OFFICE / Corner of Nassau and Spruce sts., New-York.].
African American  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Children  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Anti-slavery movements
Abolitionist movement
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National Museum of African American History and Culture