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Speaker or author: Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins, 1825-1911.

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Eloquent speech regarding the ongoing issue of free versus slave state designation as new states enter the Union. The speaker told of her experience as witness to the continued degradation suffered by slaves.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,277 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1858-05-11

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

Keywords: American Anti-Slavery Society; chattel; Dred Scott; free soil; fugitive; Harper's Ferry; Kansas; liberty; Samuel D. Lecompton; territory

People: Lecompton, Samuel D.; Scott, Dred

Organization: American Anti-Slavery Society

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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