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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 30

17. Emancipator Extra: The Influence of the Slave Power, tract no. 8 (Boston: J. W. Alden, 1843). (4 p.)

Anti-slavery tract urging Congress to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia and Florida, which was a territory at the time, and to outlaw the internal slave trade (i.e., between states). “The effect of its [the internal slave trade’s] abolition upon slavery can be seen when it is remembered that one portion of the South grows slaves for sale, as Vermonters do sheep; while the other portion buys them, to exhaust them in their cane fields and rice swamps” (emphasis in original).