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Speaker or author: Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech regarding England's contribution to the institution of slavery in the U.S. The speaker emphasized the irony of continued slavery even after the slave trade had been outlawed. He noted that some slaveholders inherited slaves from their parents, and continued using "domestic" slave labor even though it was against the law to bring more slaves into the country. England was blamed for starting it, but the U.S. had to be held accountable for continuing this practice.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 2,001 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1849

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

Keywords: Africa; Constitution; Declaration of Independence; domestic institution; England; freedom; George Thompson; slaveholders; tariff

People: Thompson, George

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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