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The Emancipator

The Emancipator Newsletter, published monthly in Jonesborough, Tennessee in 1820 by Elihu Embree, advocated the abolition of slavery. Embree, a Quaker, had established what is probably the country's first anti-slavery paper in 1819, the Manumission Intelligencer, of which only one copy exists. This was followed by the Emancipator, a complete run of which exists at the Tennessee State Library. Publication of The Emancipator ended due to the death of Mr. Embree.

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