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Title: John Jamison Moore

Speaker or author: Moore, John Jamison, 1818-1893.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Harvard University, Cambridge -- Rare Books and Manuscripts

The speaker addressed the issue of suffrage for all African Americans. He expressed his belief that African Americans had earned their civil and equal rights through patriotism, patience, loyalty, and fighting for their country. He asked that they be given only what any American would claim as a U.S. citizen.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 1,638 word document (text and images)

Title: John Sweat Rock

Speaker or author: Rock, John S. (John Sweat), 1825-1866

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech regarding the influence the question of abolition has on decisions being made within the government during the Civil War. The speaker expressed his views about the war and its possible outcome.

Description of file(s): PDF 17 page, 5,123 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: "Confiscation."

Title: Pacific Appeal - May 10, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer asks an important social question: who will pay for the restoration of the country after the Civil War has ended?

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Pine and Palm

Overview of a speech encouraging immigration to Hayti. The speaker emphasized the prejudice and injustice African Americans must endure in this country, and the benefits and immigration incentives available in Hayti.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 716 word document (text and images)

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