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Washington City as the Slave Market of America

Washington City as the Slave Market of America American History African American History Civil Rights Ethics Law and Politics Government Social Studies Slaves and Slave Owners

This broadside was issued during the 1835-36 petition campaign, conducted by abolitionists, who endeavored to persuade Congress to abolish slavery in America's capital.

Despite concerted efforts by many different people, to end slavery in the U.S. capital, that did not happen until President Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation.

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