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Speaker or author: White, Jacob C., d. 1872

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

Speech given during the celebration of the August 1st anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker praised this action, although some have seen it as a failure and the ruin of Jamaica.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 854 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1859-08

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

Keywords: August 1st; British; celebration; emancipation; England; freedom; Jamaica; West Indies

People: Bleby, Rev. Henry; Clarkson, Thomas; Wilberforce, William

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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