African-American herbal physician, abolitionist leader, civic, religious and community leader, anti-slavery poet and polemist.

AUTHOR Simpson, J. Mc. C. TITLE Original anti-slavery songs / by Joshua M'C Simpson. IMPRINT Zanesville, Ohio : Printed for the author, 1852. DESCRIPT'N 32 p. ; 15 cm. NOTE Title vignette and tail piece. ALT TITLE Anti-slavery songs. OCLC # 10466388. LOCAL PAC Ohio State U. Oberlin College. Western Reserve Historical Society HAD a copy (NUC pre '56 Imprints)

Subject: Re: J. McSimpson Emancipation Car Songster To: pdinfo@bright.net (Marji Hazen)
> Would you be interested in providing some information that we could use for > a feature story on our web site, or in providing us with an article we > could post, or in providing a URL where you may have already posted > information on this subject. Is it possible for interested persons to > acquire a facsimile copy of the Emanicpation Car Songster?

A 1969 reprint of Simpson's work - yes, another form of his name - was issued. It is a reprint of the 1874 ed. with a different title. I have a photocopy of the original you cited. A digitized version of the 1874 work is part of Chadwick-Healey database -limited access- according to my latest altavista search.
J. McSimpson is one of the most prominent Afro-American abolitionists. Born in Morgan County, Ohio, he died in Zanesville, OH. He is on a par with the other Afro-American abolitionist John P. Parker whose autobiography will be released later this year by a commercial publisher. > Thank you for taking the time to let us know where the experts on this > particular treasure might be found. > > Cordially, > > Marji Hazen, > The Public Domain Information Project > On May 11th, you wrote: > > >> Rare Books > >> > >> These are some of the books from which titles are included in PDinfo's > >> list of public domain music > >[deleted] > >> > >> Emancipation Car Songster; J. McSimpson; 1854 > > > > > >For information on Joshua McCarter Simpson aka J. McSimpson > >author of this Zanesville, Ohio imprint, as well as biographical > >data, etc. subsequent monograph ... > > Subject: J. McSimpson Emancipation Car Songster >> Emancipation Car Songster; J. McSimpson; 1854 > > >For information on Joshua McCarter Simpson aka J. McSimpson >author of this Zanesville, Ohio imprint, as well as biographical >data, etc. subsequent monograph ... Subject: J. McSimpson on the web Hello, again. I put a "watch this space" in the news section of our home page. You can go there and read about how delighted we are you will share some information on J. McSimpson and the Emancipation Car Songster. If you or your colleague would rather we don't use your names, just let me know. Web deletions are quick and painless. Thanks also for the clue about the Chadwick-Healey (sp OK) database. I'll make a note in our bibliography that a copy of the Songster is available on that database. Is there some rule of thumb about who might have access -- like "most university libraries" or "any public library" or.... We're also looking for a copy of an especially good book of spirituals that is rumored to have been published between 1859 and 1866. Someone suggested the collector/editor might have been named Johnson or Brown, but we have not been able to locate a listing for either. We think the book described to us was not Allen's (wrong date for one thing) though we wouldn't mind looking at a copy of that one either. Thanks again for sharing information with us. Cordially, Marji Subject: Re: J. McSimpson on the web - more The original of the Songster can be found at Oberlin College where Simpson attended school. Other copies are at Ohio State & Western Reserve Hist. Soc. The C-H database is restricted to the users at the institutions which have purchased the licence. I recall U of Michigan and Virginia. It should be available on OHIOLINK in a few months. Check the ohiolink research databases for availability. > We're also looking for a copy of an especially good book of spirituals that > is rumored to have been published between 1859 and 1866. Someone suggested > the collector/editor might have been named Johnson or Brown, but we have > not been able to locate a listing for either. We think the book described > to us was not Allen's (wrong date for one thing) though we wouldn't mind > looking at a copy of that one either. We'll look into the above. James Monroe Trotter's _Music and Some Highly Musical People_ (1878) and Capt. Johnson of Philadelphia come to mind as potential sources. > > Thanks again for sharing information with us. > > Cordially, > > Marji > > Subject: Re: J. McSimpson on the web - more ... board members about making contact with someone with expertise in African-American musicology. We are all delighted because no one here has the discrimination to know what of the material that has fallen into the public domain is appropriate to list. Of course, we have Scott Joplin and McSimpson. But that's about it. The spirituals are so important that we must not neglect to include them, but finding and evaluating 19th Century collections of spirituals are proving very difficult without input from someone who knows the literature and where to find the old publications. >> We'll add that information to our bibliography page. Thank you. It would be a help if people knew where they would have to go to get it. Since the publication is already included in a database it is against our policy to republish it. We do plan to put on line materials that are available nowhere else. Even as we speak that list grows shorter. Additional republications of material in the public domain are appearing every day. Subject: Simpson, Joshua McCarter - even more ! Because of your interest I think that we'll go ahead and create a page for Simpson. I need to check with Drs. Sherman, Eaklor and Wilson to gauge their interest.

CALL # PS2859.S133 E4 1969. AUTHOR Simpson, J. Mc. C. TITLE The emancipation car, being an original composition of anti- slavery ballads, composed exclusively for the Underground Railroad, by J. Mc. C. Simpson. IMPRINT Miami, Fla., Mnemosyne Pub. Co. [1969] DESCRIPT 152 p. 23 cm. NOTE On spine: Anti-slavery ballads. Reprint of the 1874 ed. ADD TITLE Anti-slavery ballads. OCLC # 48223. LC CARD # 71083906.

Subject: Eaklor, Vicki L. - Alfred University, Alfred, N.Y.

American Antislavery Songs: A Collection and Analysis By Vicki L. Eaklor Documentary Reference Collections, No. Greenwood Press. Westport, Conn. 1988. 672 pages LC 88-1542. ISBN 0-313-25413-3. EAY/ $95.00 Available (Info. Updated 05/96) Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc. _________________________________________________________________ ** Series ** Documentary Reference Collections

** Description ** This comprehensive collection of 492 songs constitutes a body of work surprisingly large in proportion and revealing in scope. Drawn from a wide selection of sources, it is the only collection of antislavery songs currently in print. The songs are organized in six sections representing variations of antislavery thought and activity. Compiled from songs originally printed with music, lyrics with designated tunes, and lyrics otherwise indicating that they were actually, sung, the book follows a chronology that is historically meaningful. There is an explanatory introduction for each section, in which both the music and the lyrics are discussed. Sources are included for each song and five indexes provide ready access to author, title, tune, first line, and subject. The author's extensive introductory essay examines the historical background of the antislavery movement and its music.

** Contents ** The Songs -- Liberia -- God And Liberty -- My Country -- Get Off The Track! -- Gone, Sold and Gone -- American Union ** Author Biography ** VICKI L. EAKLOR is Assistant Professor of History in the Division of Human Studies, Alfred University. E-mail address: feaklor@bigvax.alfred.edu

Subject: Parker, John P. URL: http://web.wwnorton.com/catnos/tl003941.htm _________________________________________________________________ Parker, John P. His Promised Land: The Autobiography of John P. Parker, Former Slave and Conductor on the Underground Railroad (Stuart Sprague, Editor) (1996) (0-393-03941-2) >From http://web.wwnorton.com W.W. Norton Pub. To be published soon !

CALL # PS591.N4 A35 1992. 811/.308096073 20. TITLE African-American poetry of the nineteenth century : an anthology / edited by Joan R. Sherman. IMPRINT Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1992. 9210. DESCRIPT'N 506 p. ; 24 cm. NOTE Includes bibliographical references (p. [484]-499) and indexes. George Moses Horton -- Noah Calwell Cannon -- Charles Lewis >>>> Reason -- Ann Plato -- Joshua McCarter Simpson -- James Monroe Whitfield -- Daniel Alexander Payne -- Alfred Gibbs Campbell -- Frances Ellen Watkins Harper -- Joseph Cephas Holly -- George Boyer Vashon -- Elymas Payson Rogers -- Adah Isaacs Menken -- James Madison Bell -- Charlotte L. Forten Grimke -- Alfred Islay Walden -- Albery Allson Whitman -- Henrietta Cordelia Ray -- John Willis Menard -- Robert Charles O'Hara Benjamin -- Timothy Thomas Fortune -- James Edwin Campbell -- Joseph Seamon Cotter, Sr. -- George Clinton Rowe -- Josephine Delphine Henderson Heard -- Daniel Webster Davis -- Edward W. Williams -- Paul Laurence Dunbar -- George Marion McClellan -- Eloise Alberta Veronica Bibb -- Mary Weston Fordham -- Frank Barbour Coffin -- James Ephriam McGirt -- Samuel Alfred Beadle -- Priscilla Jane Thompson. SUBJECT American poetry --Afro-American authors. American poetry --19th century. Afro-Americans --Poetry. ALT NAME Sherman, Joan R. OCLC # 24791922. ISN/STD # 0252019172 (cl) 0252062469 (pb) LCCN 91041709. LOCAL PAC Miami U. [deleted] Ohio U.

Name Joan R Sherman +JRS1+ Title Assoc Professor Postal Address College Av Campus, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08903 Telephone Number +1 908-932-8544 E-mail:shermanj@rci.rutgers.edu ------------------------------------------------------------

ACCESSION: 34164409 AUTHOR: Simpson, Joshua McCarter, 1820?-1876. TITLE: [The poetry of Joshua McCarter Simpson] PLACE: Alexandria, VA : PUBLISHER: Chadwyck-Healy, YEAR: 1995 PUB TYPE: Machine-readable data FORMAT: 56 text files. SERIES: Database of African-American poetry, 1760-1900 NOTES: Cataloged from Bibliography. Taken from the ed.: The emancipation car : being an original composition of anti-slavery ballads, composed exclusively for the underground railroad / by J. Mc.C. Simpson. -- Zanesville, Ohio : Printed by Sullivan & Brown, 1874. Computer version of the poetry of Joshua McCarter Simpson; with computer applications for PCs. SUBJECT: Slavery -- United States -- Poetry -- Software. Afro-Americans -- Poetry -- Software. Afro-Americans -- Poetry -- Databases. American poetry -- Afro-American authors -- Software. American poetry -- Afro-American authors -- Databases. American literature -- Afro-American authors -- Software. American literature -- Afro-American authors -- Databases. Electronic text. ALT TITLE: Poems. Selections OTHER: Simpson, Joshua McCarter, 1820?-1876. Emancipation car. 1995. Emancipation car.

------------------------------------------------------------ Subject: Re: Simpson, Joshua McCarter - even more ! You wrote in your last message: > Because of your interest I think that we'll go ahead and create a page >for Simpson. I need to check with Drs. Sherman, Eaklor and Wilson to >gauge their interest. That would be wonderful. Then we could just link to it. Our server space is so precious since we do want to put up some music and at this point .gif files seem to be the only practical way. Graphics just eat up space, no matter how transparent you try to make them.
> NEWS > > [INLINE] > > Another Researcher Heard From > > We recently received a very-much-appreciated communication from Michel > Perdreau, MLS who shared additional information on The Emancipation > Car Songster -- by Joshua McCarter Simpson aka J. McSimpson. This is a > Zanesville, Ohio imprint of interest to Abolitionist, Civil War, and Ohio > history buffs and re-enactors. The title is included in PDinfo's rare books > section. > > Mr. Perdreau says, "J. Mc. SIMPSON is one of the most prominent > Afro-American abolitionists. Born in Morgan County, Ohio, he died in > Zanesville, OH. He is on a par with the other Afro-American >abolitionist John > P. Parker whose autobiography will be released later this year by a > commercial publisher." And many of you know what gold mines of clues >for the > public domain researcher these new biographies of 19th Century >personalities > are proving to be. > > Please watch this space. We will post additional information on this rare > book and its author as soon as it is received.
The other information you sent along with this last message is going to be an important addition to that we already have. But we won't post any of it until we see what might be used in a page there. If no page develops within a reasonable time, we will then provide all the information at our site. It's not often that someone cares enough about a subject to provide so much. And we certainly won't let all that effort go to waste. Thanks again. Marji Subject: Re: Simpson, Joshua McCarter