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Pennsylvania Abolition Society and Society of Friends Manuscript Census Schedules, 1838, 1847, 1856

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Pennsylvania Abolition Society and Society of Friends Manuscript Census Schedules, 1838, 1847, 1856

Philadelphia Social History Project.
Initially taken in 1838 to demonstrate the stability and significance of the African American community and to forestall the abrogation of African American voting rights, the Quaker and Abolitionist census of African Americans was continued in 1847 and 1856 and presents an invaluable view of the mid-nineteenth century African American population of Philadelphia.


 


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