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With an anti-slavery poem... the Inhabitants of the Sandwich Islands...
Item # 619301 THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, September, 1791 Among the articles are: "Some Account of the Inhabitants of the Sandwich Islands" which is Hawaii; "Animated Portrait of African Servitude" "On the Power of Money" & much more.
Of note is a poem titled: "Monimba: A True Story", an anti-slavery poem which depicts a fictional, pregnant Igbo slave who committed suicide on a slave ship destined for Jamaica. The poem is an example of the stereotype of Igbo slaves in the Americas.
Near the back is: "Domestick Chronicle" which has the latest news items from Georgia, N. Carolina, Virginia, "Kentucke & Western Territory", Maryland, Penna., Rhode Is., and more.
The plate called for is lacking.
Present are 58 of 64 pages, with pages 575-580 present in photocopy. Measures 5 by 8 1/4 inches, full title/contents page, lite foxing on the cover page, nice condition.
Eighteenth century American magazines are increasingly scarce in today's market. This title was published by the famed Isaiah Thomas, the patriot printer from the Revolutionary War & founder of the American Antiquarian Society.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's