The Emancipator. Vol. 4,, no. 46, whole number 202. March 12, 1840

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Title

The Emancipator. Vol. 4,, no. 46, whole number 202. March 12, 1840

Description

The Emancipator was one of several publications by the American Anti-Slavery Society. First published in May 1833 in New York City, the title of the publication changed several times, as did its editors and publishers. When Joshua Leavitt became the editor in 1840, the Emancipator became a leading abolitionist newspaper. He focused on the political and moral issues related to the abolition of slavery.

In December 1841 the Free American, the official paper of the Massachusetts Abolition Society, merged with the Emancipator and the editors renamed it the Emancipator and Free American.

The Emancipator ran for 18 years and became one of the most widely circulated antislavery newspapers in the country.

Date

1840-03-12

Subject

American Anti-Slavery Society
Antislavery movements
Antislavery movements -- United States -- Newspapers
Leavitt, Joshua, 1794-1873, Editor
New York (N.Y.) -- Newspapers
Slavery--United States--Periodicals

Creator

American Anti-Slavery Society

Publisher

New York: American Anti-Slavery Society

Contributor

Leavitt, Joshua, 1794-1873, Editor

Language

English

Type

Text

Coverage

New York, New York

Original Format

Serials (publications)

Physical Dimensions

4 p. ; 65 x 46 cm.

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