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Colonization in the Foulke Papers

Center for Digital Scholarship

This digital gallery was created by the Center for Digital Scholarship.


While Pennsylvania slaveholders gradually relinquished their title and freed their slaves, the fate of the millions of slaves still held in bondage across the United States became a topic of heavy political debate.

Enhancing the work of the African American Subject Guide, this gallery includes example letters from the correspondence, short biographical sketches of the individuals involved, and a bibliography of relevant sources. Scholars interested in the colonization movements of the 19th century are encouraged to use this gallery as a starting point into these matters.