Original Author: Hannah Townsend
Created: 1846
Medium: Hand-painted woodcuts on printed page
Publisher: Merrihew & Thompson, printers

The Anti-Slavery Alphabet, Letters “C” and “D”

A page from The Anti-Slavery Alphabet (1846), is illustrated with hand-painted woodcuts of the letters "C" and "D" and accompanied with rhyming quatrains containing an abolitionist message. This instructional reader was published anonymously, but later attributed to Hannah Townsend, a Quaker activist who worked with the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society. This popular antislavery text was designed more for its message than for educational purposes.