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Pro-Slavery Pamphlet, circa 1860

Two pages from a proslavery tract published around 1860 present the contrasting fates of free and unfree labor. After decades of attack from abolitionists, in the 1850s slavery advocates defended plantation slavery as the most efficient and most benevolent system of labor. Southern slaveholders favorably compared their “peculiar institution” to the industrial wage system spreading in the North.

Source | Private collection of Larry E. Tise.
Creator | Unknown
Item Type | Poster/Print
Cite This document | Unknown, “Pro-Slavery Pamphlet, circa 1860,” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed February 26, 2020, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1641.

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