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Title: Colored American - July 11, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer replies to a letter from the immigration agent for Trinidad to a member of Britain's parliament blaming the actions of abolitionists for the current racial tension in the U.S. The agent reasoned that for free African Americans, immigration was the only rational choice. The writer disagreed with his conclusions.

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

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; African Americans--Colonization; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: abolition; Africa; Britain; Civil rights; Colonization; emancipation; England; immigration; prejudice; prejudice; Trinidad; West Indies

People: Burnley, William H.; Russell, Lord John

Organization: American Anti-Slavery Society

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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