Anti-Slavery Hymns

Anti-Slavery Hymns

n.p. n.d. [1840s?]. Broadside. 21 x 37cm. Text double-columned. Old wrinkling and relatively light stains. Brown ink notes on lower corner of back have bled through to the front. At least three or four centimeters appears to have been trimmed from the bottom edge, causing the broadside to end immediately below the last lines of text. We don't know whether any publication data was lost when this was trimmed. Probably dates from the 1840s. Prints six poems, three in each column: Unchain the Laborer; The Battle Field; The Harbinger; Child's Anti-Slavery Hymn; Prayer for the Slave; and What Mean Ye. Unchain the Laborer and Prayer for the Slave were written by John Pierpont and included in his "Anti-Slavery poems" published in 1843; The Battle Field was written by William Cullen Bryant and added to the fifth edition of his "Poems." [See BAL 1615]. We do not know who wrote the other three poems. Fair. Item #76036

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