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Grade 8 Lesson Study Topic: Abolition and Union - David Walker’s “Appeal” of 1829 The “Appeal” is not only a good read, the events surrounding its release also provide an excellent window on the different meanings of freedom in a slaveholding republic. Walker was a free black man living in Boston and making a living peddling used clothes. Walker penned “An Appeal to the Coloured Citizens of the World,” which was widely read in the black community in the North and was smuggled into the South sewn into sailors’ jackets, creating panic among slave owners. The “Appeal” demanded the immediate abolition of slavery, indicted the United States for violating the principles of the Declaration of Independence, and threatened the violent destruction of the government of slavery.