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Moncure Conway becomes co-editor of "The Commonwealth, " an anti-slavery journal

Moncure Daniel Conway, circa 1867, detail
09/01/1862
After bringing his father's former slaves to freedom in Ohio, Conway accepted a position as the co-editor of The Commonwealth, a anti-slavery weekly published in Boston. Conway and his family immediately moved to Concord, Massachusetts to prepare for the work. While Conway emphasized the evils inherent in slavery as an institution, he also condemned any wholesale hatred of Southern people as a whole. Popular abolitionists such as Harriet Beecher Stowe and Louisa May Alcott offered contributions to the publication. (By Blake Dickinson)
Source Citation: 
John d'Entremont, Southern Emancipator: Moncure Conway, The American Years 1832-1865 (New York: Oxford University Press, 1987), 171-177.

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