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Decoding a turning point in American history

The BPL’s Anti-Slavery Collection—one of the largest and most important repositories of abolitionist material in the United States—contains approximately 40,000 pieces of correspondence, broadsides, newspapers, pamphlets, books, and memorabilia from the 1830s through the 1870s.

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