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    Abolitionist Anti-Slavery Oval Plate with scalloped edge and made in the same fashion as early Ironstone, although unmarked. The center pictures a black woman kneeling, in chains. Often pictured on hard times tokens and other anti-slavery pieces it has often been referred to as the "Am I Not a Woman and a Sister" motif and is attributed to the early Abolitionist Maria Miller Stewart. Stewart, who began her crusade in the 1830s, was a spokeswoman who called on the Black community to develop racial pride and seek education. Dating from 1838, the transfer on the plate is strong and the plate itself is in excellent condition with no cracks or chips. Much of the history of this woman and others like her was reliant on the distribution of china and other novelties depicting their plight.

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    June, 2006
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