The American Anti-Slavery Almanac for 1838

First published in 1836 by the American Anti-Slavery Society, the American Anti-Slavery Almanac was an attempt to bring awareness about slavery to nineteenth-century America. This 1838 issue focused particularly on slavery in the South, with the often graphic images (see below) serving to show many Northerners the extent of the horrors for the first time. The almanac, which consists of the expected information and dates, also includes writings on the subject of slavery emphasising its un-Christian nature, noting the horrific treatment of the slaves as well as the injustice of children being separated from their families. Although the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves had passed in 1807, the slave trade did not end until after the Civil War. See more editions of the Almanac from other years here on the Internet Archive.

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