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Samuel J. May Anti-slavery Collection
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Resource Typeinteractive resource
TitleSamuel J. May Anti-slavery Collection
Coverage / Year18th century; 19th century
DescriptionWeb 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 to the Cornell University Library. Other abolitionists in the U.S. and Great Britain responded to the call to contribute to the collection, in order to document the movement. The collection now resides in Cornell's Division of Rare Books and Manuscripts and consists of over 10, 000 pamphlets, leaflets, broadsides, newsletters of local and regional anti-slavery societies, sermons, essays, and arguments for and against slavery. Materials date from the 18th-19th centuries, and cover slavery in the United States and the West Indies, and the slave trade. The pamphlets have been digitized, and thus are searchable by keyword within the text. Accompanying the electronic documents are an assortment of links to similar anti-slavery collections, and a visual record of the conservation process each item went through.
Lesson Plans / ThemesHow we learn about communities;
Learning Standards16 History; 15 Economics; 17 Geography; 18 Social Systems;
Author or CreatorCornell University Library
Subject / KeywordsWeb site; May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871; Abolition movement; Slavery; Slaves
Collection PublisherUIUC Digital Imaging & Media Technology Initiative;
Further InformationFor any further information related to this record, please contact the Collection Publisher. See for more information about this project.
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