TITLE

The Slave's Friend: An Abolitionist Magazine for Children

AUTHOR(S)
Geist, Christopher D.
PUB. DATE
September 1999
SOURCE
American Periodicals;1999, Vol. 9, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the "Slave's Friend," an abolitionist magazine for children in the U.S. The said magazine has a brief history and seeks to draw children into the abolitionist camp by telling something about the abolitionists, their attitudes toward children and their literature. The magazine's price was one cent per copy and went through thirty-eight issues before its publication ceased, probably due to financial problems. Moreover, the anti-slavery periodical was a mixture of original writings, anti-slavery poetry, anecdotes, news items lifted from other sources, brief passages, moral instruction and occasional reports of anti-slavery meetings.
ACCESSION #
31585383

 

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