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Historical Items

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Item 7346

Maine Anti-Slavery Society report, 1836

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1836-10-27 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 7485

Maine Anti-Slavery Society constitution, ca. 1833

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1833 Media: Ink on paper

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Item 10222

Minutes, Portland Anti-Slavery Society, 1844-1846, 1850-1851

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1844 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Exhibits

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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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Reuben Ruby: Hackman, Activist

Reuben Ruby of Portland operated a hack in the city, using his work to earn a living and to help carry out his activist interests, especially abolition and the Underground Railroad.

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Protests

Throughout the history of the state, residents have protested, on paper or in the streets, to increase rights for various groups, to effect social change, to prevent social change, or to let their feelings be known about important issues.

Site Pages

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

The first president of the Bangor Anti-Slavery Society was John Godfrey. During the 1800's a fair number of African Americans made Bangor their home.

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Historic Hallowell - Values and Charity

The first Anti-Slavery Society in Maine was organized here in 1833, and a Temperance Society exerted a strong influence for many years.

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Colby College Special Collections

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