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Title: Colored American - June 9, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer questions the fears of immediate emancipation of slaves in the U.S. that seem to be holding back legislation that will free the slaves. He points to the emancipation of the British West Indies as proof that this can be done without the bloodshed that opponents of immediate emancipation fear most.

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

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

Keywords: Apprenticeship System; Barbadoes; British West Indies; Civil rights; emancipation; freedom; gradualism; human nature; Montserrat; Slavery

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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