In a new installment of Common-place's occasional column "Publick Occurrences," at www.common-place.org, historical pundit Jeff Pasley takes you back to school with a tutorial about what happens when 19th-century antislavery ideals meet 21st-century technology. Taking a critical look at iAbolish.org, the Website that touts the good deeds of both Jesse Jackson and Jesse Helms, and promises surfers the chance to "use the Internet to set people free," Pasley considers the ways in which these self-proclaimed "e-abolitionists" are -- and aren't -- following in the footsteps of their predigital predecessors.
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