“Oh, Help the Contraband”

Horace Waters. From The Harp of Freedom: A New and Superior Collection of Anti-Slavery, Patriotic, and "Contraband" Songs, Solos, Duets, and Choruses, 1862.

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“Contraband” refers to escaped slaves who were confiscated as Confederate property and allowed to remain with Union forces. This song was published by anti-slavery activists prior to the Emancipation Proclamation.

Metadata Details
Item Type Book Section
Title Oh, Help the Contraband
Publication Title The Harp of Freedom: A New and Superior Collection of Anti-Slavery, Patriotic, and "Contraband" Songs, Solos, Duets, and Choruses
Short Title Oh, Help the Contraband, 1862
Book Title Harp of Freedom: A New and Superior Collection of Anti-Slavery, Patriotic and Contraband Songs, Solos, Duets and Choruses
Place of Publication New York
Publisher H. Waters
Creator Horace Waters
Publication Date 1862
Series Number Part 1
Call Number minus VM 1664 .A35 W32h
Location General Collections 2nd floor