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Item 10237

Letter from Frederick Douglass to Elizabeth Mountfort, Aug. 8, 1850

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1850-08-08 Location: Portland; Rochester Media: Ink on paper

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Item 6434

Frederick Douglass, Old Orchard Beach, 1877

Contributed by: Maine State Archives Date: 1877 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Albumin print

Item 76321

Soldiers' Memorial, 25th Regiment Maine Volunteers Co. B, ca. 1865

Contributed by: Prince Memorial Library Date: circa 1865 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Slavery's Defenders and Foes

Mainers, like residents of other states, had differing views about slavery and abolition in the early to mid decades of the 19th century. Religion and economic factors were among the considerations in determining people's leanings.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Civil War

… forefront of society, and in Biddeford, this was most famously captured when Frederick Douglass was denied entry to speak at a local church.

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor and Social Reform Movements of the 1800s-1900s

These included Frederick Douglass, the famous abolitionist of the 19th century, and Ernestine Rose, a feminist and abolitionist who traveled around…

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Blue Hill, Maine - Discover the Story of Blue Hill - Page 2 of 4

… Darlings selected a spot on the farm of Sylvanus Douglass to put down a shaft. Holt’s store became a hotel.