Lundy is said to have been the first to deliver anti-slavery lectures in the United States.
In the period from 1822 to the Civil War anti-slavery is the most striking feature of Boston's annals.
Although older, his own name was present under Damian's, as if it had been erased during the long years of his slavery and newly added.
The antebellum era is often associated with slavery, conflict, and sprawling Southern plantations.
His whole heart was enlisted in the anti-slavery cause, and during the second year of the war he accepted a commission from the governor of the state as secondlieutenant and speedily raised a regiment.