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Title: Weekly Anglo-African - May 11, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief commentary on a story published in another newspaper regarding sailors, rescued from a wrecked ship, who were thrown into prison in Virginia and threatened with starvation if they didn't agree to fight for the South. The writer urges all African Americans to cooperate with the Northern forces in this fight for freedom.

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

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

Keywords: Africa; Boston Flying Artillery; cotton; Fifth Massacusetts Regiment; Hayti; mariners; schooner T. O. Thompson; ships; steamer De Soto; Virginia

People: Adams, Captain

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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