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1 Powell, Aaron M. Personal Reminiscences, or The Anti-Slavery and Other Reforms and Reformers
NY Anna Rice Powell/Caulon Press 1899 First Edition Cloth Very Good + No Jacket 
279 pp., bright gilt titling and floral design on dark olive cloth. Gilt on top edge. Previous owner's name in pencil on front end paper. No other markings. Corners slightly bumped, slight rubbing at top and foot of spine. Rear hinge partly split. Else near fine. Powell began this memoir of the abolitionist movement but died before completing it; the final 75 pages are memorial tributes to his leadership. Frontispiece portrait of Powell, plus about a dozen illustrations showing William Lloyd Garrison and other major figures of abolition. Raised in Ghent, N.Y., south of Albany, the young Quaker boy met Abby and Stephen Foster and began reading The Liberator and other abolitionist newspapers. Joining the movement in the 1850s as a college student, he was among the youngest of its activists; in later years, he led the temperance and Social Purity movement. This book gives personal but respectful glimpses of Garrison and other luminaries, including Wendell Phillips, Charles Sumner and Lucretia Mott. It also tells of confronting and then escaping an armed mob who stormed an abolitionist lecture in Syracuse N.Y. 
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