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Liberty Chimes: The Slave-Mother

by Frances Whipple in 1845

In a poetry-centric set of “Chimes,” our contributors implore their fellows: wake up already to the horrors of life under slavery.

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Liberty Chimes: The Slave-Wife

by Frances Whipple in 1845

Before Harriet Beecher Stowe and Uncle Tom’s Cabin, there was the early libertarian Frances Whipple and her story of “The Slave Wife”. 

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Liberty Chimes: Some Light Treason

by Frances Whipple in 1845

Whipple’s Liberty Chimers were a radical bunch, for sure—and she used that flame to ignite a deep and lasting opposition to the Slave Power.

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Liberty Chimes: Free Speech, the Tyrant-Slayer

by Frances Whipple in 1845

As a peace offering for the two sides of Rhode Island’s bitter antislavery divide, Frances Whipple offers this ringing call for abolitionist union.