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

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Brief speech regarding the degraded condition of the slave and the poor white working class in the southern states. The speaker pointed to a monument in Croton Heights, Connecticut erected to those who gave their lives in battle in 1781, with the names of black victims listed separately from whites as evidence of pro-slavery feelings in that state. (Inlcudes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 168 word document (text and image)

Date published: 1848-05-03

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

Keywords: audio; bondage; Croton Heights; freedom; liberty

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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