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Slaveholding had been stopped for a long time in New England when Robert Rantoul, presented his paper on "Negro Slavery in Massachusetts" for a Beverly, Massachusetts audience in 1833. Earlier hopes that this 'Peculiar Institution' would fade away grew dimmer as slavery grew stronger than ever in the South.


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"Negro Slavery in Massachusetts"

publisher   Essex Institute
author   Robert Rantoul, Sr. (1832-1922)
date   1887
location   Salem, Massachusetts
height   9.5"
width   6.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Books/Booklet
accession #   #L98.053

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