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Maria Stewart's "Address Delivered at the African Masonic Hall, Boston"

By Stewart, Maria

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Book Id: WPLBN0100002797
Format Type: PDF (eBook)
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Reproduction Date: 02/27/1833

Title: Maria Stewart's "Address Delivered at the African Masonic Hall, Boston"  
Author: Stewart, Maria
Language: English
Subject: Non Fiction, History of America
Collections: Authors Community, History
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Publisher: The Liberator
Member Page: History Is A Weapon .org


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Stewart, M. (1833). Maria Stewart's Address Delivered at the African Masonic Hall, Boston. Retrieved from

Here are the words of the pioneer African-American activist Maria Stewart. Stewart began writing and lecturing against slavery in the early 18302, despite pressure from peers to keep silent, and became a contributor to William Lloyd Garrison's abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator. In the 1833 speech, she advances the cause of abolition, but her comments ("we have planted the vines, they have eaten the fruits of them") speak also to sexism and the degradation of women's work. (Introduction from Voices of a People's History of the United States by Zinn and Arnove)


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