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Collection Reference Number GLC08997
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1844 
Title Humanity's last appeal to the abolitionists of the United States, against the increase of slave territory
Date 1844
Author Gibbons, James Sloan (1815-1892)  
Document Type Broadside
Content Description Urges Northerners to vote for the Whig ticket, and oppose the Democrats, who favor the annexation of Texas. Argues that annexation is planned only to increase slavery and the power of the slave states. Texas is large and suitable for slavery and thus annexing it "would encircle Africa with slave-ships, and under the stimulus of insatiable avarice, penetrate farther into the interior of the devoted country." Annexation would also lead to war with Mexico. Argues slavery can be defeated steadily through the vote, and urges Northerners to show their increased support of abolition and vote against the Democrats.
Subjects Whigs  American West  Texas  Politics  Democratic Party  Election  Westward Expansion  Government and Civics  Slavery  Abolition  African American History  Mexican War  Africa  Global History and Civics  Foreign Affairs  Latin and South America  
People Gibbons, James Sloan (1815-1892)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Westward Expansion; Government & Politics; Slavery & Abolition; African Americans; The Mexican War; Foreign Affairs
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information James G. Sloan was a noted merchant and abolitionist who wrote the words to the song "We are Coming, Father Abraham."
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859