The Anti-Slavery Record

Published for the American Anti-Slavery Society
By R. G. Williams
New York and Boston, 1835-1837.

For the first half of its three year run, this 12-page monthly regularly published a picture on its first page. Most of the images dramatized the evils of slavery, from the desperate mother who killed her infants rather than lose them down the river to the slave shot by his master to recurring scenes of whipping. In the caption for the July 1836 image these depictions of slavery are referred to (quoting a pro-slavery critic of the tactic) as "Incendiary Pictures." Other images portray "Africo-Americans" in admirable ways.

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