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Category: Government, Politics & Law, Political & Social Justice, Abolition

Historical Items

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Item 6355

Bill of sale for slave Scippio, 1759

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1759-12-07 Location: Falmouth Media: Ink on paper

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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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Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.

Lesson Plans

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Lesson Plan

Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Primary Sources: Maine Women's Causes and Influence before 1920

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan will give students the opportunity to read and analyze letters, literature, and other primary documents and articles of material culture from the MHS collections relating to the women of Maine between the end of the Revolutionary War through the national vote for women’s suffrage in 1920. Students will discuss issues including war relief (Civil War and World War I), suffrage, abolition, and temperance, and how the women of Maine mobilized for or in some cases helped to lead these movements.