The Liberty Almanac for 1851. [Am I Not a Sister?]
The Liberty Almanac for 1851. [Am I Not a Sister?]
The Liberty Almanac for 1851. [Am I Not a Sister?]

The Liberty Almanac for 1851. [Am I Not a Sister?]

“Am I not a Sister? See the poor victim torn from social life, The shrieking babe, the agonizing wife”


Scarce, illustrated anti-slavery almanac with extensive slavery and abolitionist content. The cover is notably illustrated with the iconic anti-slavery wood engraving of a kneeling African American woman in chains—“Am I not a Sister?”

The almanac contains over 20 pages of short articles, from newspapers, pamphlets, etc., on anti-slavery and abolitionist themes. These include “Facts in Relation to Emancipation,” “Slave-Hunting,” speeches by Daniel Webster and Thaddeus Stevens, “Sentiments of the Colored People,” and “Christian Anti-Slavery Conventions.”

Two additional wood engravings depict the self-liberated black slave, Henry “Box” Brown emerging into freedom and a scene of two black women in Washington, D.C., riding in the back of a carriage, unaware that they are being transported, “doubtless sold to the distant South.”


Description: The Liberty Almanac for 1851. [Am I Not a Sister?]

New York: Published by the Am. & For. Anti-Slavery Society, William Harned, Agent, No. 61 John Street., [1850]. 35, [1]pp. 7 x 4½ inches. Illustrated self-wrappers; sewn. Three wood engraved illustrations. Ownership inscription of “J.A.” or “I.A. Carpenter, Akron O.” on cover. Vertical crease; some separation of outer leaves at tail of spine; toning and small loss in margin of final leaf; good.

[3728276]

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