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With an anti-slavery poem... the Inhabitants of the Sandwich Islands...
Item # 645248 THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE, Boston, September, 1791
* Early Hawaiian Islands
* Anti-slavery poem
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.
The plate called for is present, titled: "The Old Soldier" (heavily foxed as usual) with an accompanying article.
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.
Complete in pages, with pages, 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches, full title/contents page, various foxing, generally good 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