The Library of Robert Morris, Antebellum Civil Rights Lawyer and Activist
Law Library Journal, Vol. 51, No. 4, pp. 461-508, 2019
49 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2020
Date Written: June 24, 2020
The Robert Morris library, the only known extant, antebellum African American–owned library, reveals its owner’s intellectual commitment to full citizenship and equality for people of color. Although studies of lawyers’ libraries have focused on large collections, this article provides a model for interpreting small libraries, particularly where few personal papers remain extant.
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