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The Genius of Universal Emancipation: A Monthly Periodical Containing Original Essays, Documents, and Facts Relative to the Subject of the African Slavery

Format
Journal/Magazine; Periodical
Published
Mount Pleasant, Ohio : Benjamin Lundy, 1821-1839.
Edition
Monthly ed.
Language
English
Uniform Title
Genius of Universal Emancipation (Monthly Ed.)
Title History Note
Continued as Genius of liberty.
Later Title
Genius of liberty
Summary
Benjamin Lundy, a crusader against slavery, began his antislavery magazine without capital and with only six subscribers. Founded in Mount Pleasant, Ohio, in 1821, it was moved to several different cities including Philadelphia and Baltimore and finally to Lowell, Illinois. The Genius, which favored gradual abolition and colonization, published plans for abolition of slavery, reports of important law cases, proceedings of various abolition and other societies, biographical and historical sketches, poetry and anecdotes, and a summary of foreign and domestic news. Cf. American periodicals, 1741-1900.
Description
16 v. 25 cm.
Notes
  • Imprint varies. Aug. 1821-Mar. 1822 published in Mount Pleasant, Ohio; April 1822-Sept. 1824 Greenville, Tenn.; Oct. 1824-, Baltimore, Md.
  • Not to be confused with a later weekly publication of the same title, which began in 1826 and was issued by the same editors.
  • Co-edited by Benjamin Lundy and William Lloyd Garrison.
  • Engravings and woodcuts in Vol. 11 (1830-1831).
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: Eight issues, continuously paginated, with a general title page and index for the volume. Title page imprint, "Published in Philadelphia, 1834-35." Signature of Dr. R.C. Marsh. Robert and Virginia Tunstall Trust Fund, 2014/2015.
Journal Frequency
Monthly
Publication History
v. 1-16; 1821-1839.
Technical Details
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