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Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Congregational Library -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Speech regarding the injustices of slavery and prejudice emphasizing the extreme cruelity that can result from fear and hatred in mass populations. The speaker noted that while slavery intended to make "beasts of burden" of human bodies, the reality of slavery demonstrated that the institution was instead a battle to chain human minds.

Description of file(s): PDF 29 page, 12,568 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: The Executions in Brantford.

Title: Provincial Freeman - June 18, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer provides a detailed account of the execution of two men convicted of murder. [The mid-portion of this editorial contains a repeated portion but additional information follows.]

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: Later From Hayti.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - February 18, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

The writer briefly discusses the way Haitian newspapers are reporting the actions and subsequent execution of John Brown.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Hanging of Gordon for Man-Stealing.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 1, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Nathaniel Gordon was the only American hung for being engaged in the slave trade. The editor comments on his actions, trial, and execution.

Description of file(s): two scanned, two columned, newspaper pages

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