James G. Birney papers 1816-1884 1820-1856 Birney, James G. papers


James G. Birney papers, Birney, James G. papers, 1816-1884, 1820-1856

James G. Birney papers 1816-1884 1820-1856 Birney, James G. papers

The James G. Birney papers consist of the personal, political, and professional letters of James Birney, a Kentucky slaveholder, Alabama politician, anti-slavery activist, and presidential candidate. The collection is particularly strong in Birney's political activities with the American Colonization Society, the American Anti-Slavery Society, and the Liberty Party; his role as an abolitionist writer and as the founder and editor of The Philanthropist; and his personal communications with his family and friends.

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