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Subtitle: Work for True Philanthropists.

Title: Colored American - June 1, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer suggests that philanthropists donate money to establish a "market garden" that will help train African American men to start their own business in the silk industry.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Congregational Library -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Speech regarding the injustices of slavery and prejudice emphasizing the extreme cruelity that can result from fear and hatred in mass populations. The speaker noted that while slavery intended to make "beasts of burden" of human bodies, the reality of slavery demonstrated that the institution was instead a battle to chain human minds.

Description of file(s): PDF 29 page, 12,568 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: New York, April 6, 1861. Cottonocracy.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - April 6, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

Slave labor would not be necessary if not for the production of cotton, one of the most important products in the civilized world at this point. The threat of abolishing slavery, is perceived as including a threat of losing the cotton supply for many countries. The solution expressed by the writer is to create a system of free labor for the production of cotton. This will benefit not only the economic growth of the country but an entire race of people as well.

Description of file(s): four scanned newspaper pages (seven columns)

Subtitle: The Revival of an Old Branch of Commerce.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - June 23, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer describes various ships that he believes are still participating in the slave trade. Although this practice is illegal, as long as there is money to be made, this will continue. He believes that if the transport of Africans to the U.S. for the purpose of slavery is officially declared piracy by the U.S. government, the laws will be better enforced, and the slave trade will end.

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

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