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Speaker or author: Wilson, William, Jr.

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

Speech given to commemorate the August 1st anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker argued that the rationality used to end slavery in the British West Indies could be used in the U.S. as well. The fears of U.S. citizens of what may happen if the slaves are freed are proven unfounded by the history of events in the West Indies.

Description of file(s): PDF

Date published: 1859-08-01

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

Keywords: August 1st; celebration; emancipation; England; freedom; Great Britain; liberty; patriotism; West Indies

People: Clarkson, Thomas; Wilberforce, William

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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