Five hundred thousand strokes for freedom: a series of anti-slavery tracts, of which half a million are now first issued by the friends of the Negro

Collection History

This digital compilation was developed in support of the NYPL website, "The African American Migration Experience," a sweeping 500-year historical narrative from the transatlantic slave trade to the Western migration, the colonization movement, the Great Migration, and the contemporary immigration of Caribbeans, Haitians, and sub-Saharan Africans.

Related Resources

NYPL. "In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience."(2005) <>

Collection Data

Armistead, Wilson, 1819?-1868 (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1853
Place: London
Publisher: W. & F. Cash
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc Rare 326.4-A (Armistead, W. Five hundred thousand strokes)
Slavery -- United States
Antislavery movements
Physical Description
Extent: 1 v. (various pagings) illus. 17 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Barcode: 33433034107551
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11759446
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 5067b160-c625-012f-f801-58d385a7bc34
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