An 1854 broadside announcing an abolitionist rally.
Anti-Slave Catchers' Mass Convention
In April of 1854, just a month after Joshua Glover had been spirited away via the underground railroad, an Anti-Slave Catchers' convention was called in Milwaukee to oppose the federal Fugitive Slave Act. This poster seeks to unite all people opposed to slavery or to slave-catchers, and to keep Wisconsin free from "human kidnappers."
Wisconsin in the Civil War Era|
Abolition and Other Reforms
|Pub Data: ||Milwaukee,1854. Wisconsin Historical Images. Wisconsin Historical Society.
|Citation: ||"Anti-Slave Catchers' Mass Convention" (broadside; Milwaukee,1854);
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