Collection Facts

Extent: 
8 items
Dates of Original: 
1848 - 1851
Collection Owner:

Historical Context

The North Star was a mid-19th century abolitionist or anti-slavery newspaper. It was published by Frederick Douglass in Rochester, New York. The title was a reference to directions given to slaves trying to reach Northern states and Canada: follow the North Star. The newspaper was published weekly and circulated to more than 4,000 readers in United States and abroad.

Scope of Collection

The collection is comprised of eight issues of the North Star newspaper. The issues span from 1848 through 1851. The publication includes descriptions of current abolitionist events at the time, as well as classifieds and advertisements.