17th & 18th Centuries
19th Century Essays
Divining America is made possible by grants from the Lilly Endowment and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Benjamin Lay, c.1681–3 Feb 1759
The Liberator Files
Declaration of the anti-slavery convention. Assembled in Philadelphia, December 4, 1833 … [Philadelphia] Merrihew & Gunn, printers. No. 7 Carter’s Alley .
Affidavit of Singweh, an Amistad African, 1839. Digital ID: mssmisc ody0113
Walker’s Appeal, in Four Articles; Together with a Preamble, to the Coloured Citizens of the World, but in Particular, and Very Expressly, to Those of the United States of America, Written in Boston, State of Massachusetts, September 28, 1829. Boston: David Walker, 1830.
Lucretia (Coffin) Mott, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing right. Created/Published between 1860(?) and 1880. Digital ID: cph 3a42877
Sojourner Truth, three-quarter length portrait, standing, wearing spectacles, shawl, and peaked cap, right hand resting on cane. Created/Published: 1864(?). Digital ID: cph 3c19343
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (portrait), leader of the first generation of women’s rights activists. Image ID: Whi-9768.
Angelina Emily Grimké (1805–1879). Digital ID: cph 3a03341
Sarah Moore Grimké (1792–1873). Digital ID: cph 3a03340
“Slave Market of America” New York: American Anti-Slavery Society, 1836 Broadside Rare Book and Special Collections Division (40)