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Note from the Editor
by Tamara Gaskell Miller

Note from the President: The Changing Place of Abolitionism in Pennsylvania's Historical Understanding
by David Moltke-Hansen

The Pennsylvania Abolition Society: Restoring a Group to Glory
by Richard S. Newman

Antislavery Women Find a Voice
by Margaret Hope Bacon

Teamed Up with the PAS: Images of Black Philadelphia
by Emma J. Lapsansky-Werner

Robert Purvis: President of the Underground Railroad
by Margaret Hope Bacon

Seeking Freedom in the Courts: The Work of the Pennsylvania Society for promoting the Abolition of Slavery, and for the Relief of Free Negroes unlawfully held in Bondage, and for improving the Condition of the African Race, 1775–1865
by Christopher Densmore

Philadelphia and the Slave Trade: The Ganges Africans
by V. Chapman-Smith

The Pennsylvania Abolition Society's Mission for Black Education
by Margaret Hope Bacon

The Pennsylvania Abolition Society Today
by Theopolis Fair

Window on the Collections: The Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society Papers
by Melissa Mandell

Book Reviews
by Melissa Mandell

The Transformation of American Abolitionism: Fighting Slavery in the Early Republic, by Richard S. Newman
The Elite of Our People: Joseph Willson's Sketches of Black Upper-Class Life in Antebellum Philadelphia, by Julie Winch
Sister Societies: Women's Antislavery Organizations in Antebellum America, by Beth A. Salerno
Slavery and the Peculiar Solution: A History of the American Colonization Society, by Eric Burin

Teachers' Page: The Making of a Community: Free African Americans in Philadelphia, 1847

LEGACIES for Kids: Who Am I? Key Figures in Philadelphia's Free Black Community
by Kim Gallon

LEGACIES for Kids: Book Reviews
by the Staff of Chris' Corner: Books for Kids & Teens

Get on Board: The Story of the Underground Railroad, by Jim Haskins
Many Thousand Gone: African Americans from Slavery to Freedom, by Virginia Hamilton; illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon
Enemies of Slavery, by David A. Adler; illustrated by Donald A. Smith
Dear Benjamin Banneker, by Andrea Davis Pinkney; illustrated by Brian Pinkney
Bound for the North Star: True Stories of Fugitive Slaves, by Dennis Brindell Fradin
Under the Quilt of Night, by Deborah Hopkinson; illustrated by James E. Ransome

Food for Thought: What Does It Mean to Study the Abolitionists?
by James Brewer Stewart

Cover image:  1802 circular listing the Pennsylvania Abolition Society's committees and committee members, showing the PAS emblem. PAS Papers, Historical Society of Pennsylvania.