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Threads of Change in 19th Century America

  Abolitionism

Your first job is to develop a personal definition of Abolitionism.  The following sites will be helpful:

William Lloyd Garrison http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p1561.html 

Modern perspective on abolitionism http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4i2974.html 

Write down your definition.  This definition will become a part of your company's museum presentation.  (rubric)

Now investigate the sites below for examples which best illustrate the Abolitionist movement in America. You must choose four examples which may include:  literary works,  artwork, music or artifact.  Be sure to cite your work.  You need a minimum of four sources

Prominent People

Theodore Parker:  a case against slavery http://www.geocities.com/capitolhill/1764/slavery.html

Frederick Douglass http://www.nagasaki-gaigo.ac.jp/ishikawa/amlit/d/douglass19re.htm

An appeal to Congress for impartial suffrage by Frederick Douglass http://eserver.org/race/impartial-suffrage.txt

William Lloyd Garrison article from "The Liberator" http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4h2928.html 

Harriet Beecher Stowe on meeting Sojourner Truth http://www.toptags.com/aama/books/book6.htm 

Historical Perspective

 

Additional Sites for Slavery Information http://jirvin26.tripod.com/jai_hot1.htm

Slave Narratives and Uncle Tom's Cabin http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4p2958.html 

Emancipation Proclamation http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4h1549.html

 

Digital images of African Americans in 19th century http://www.wsu.edu/~amerstu/19th/19th.html

 

Art

Harriet Powers, African American quilter http://womensearlyart.net/powers/

African slave experience in Art http://www.humanities-interactive.org/newworld/africa/

Music

Negro spirituals: http://www.negrospirituals.com/ 

Songs http://www.gospelcom.net/chi/GLIMPSEF/Glimpses/glmps089.shtml

Composers http://www.negrospirituals.com/composers.htm