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Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Connecticut Historical Society -- Pamphlets

The speaker approached the subject of emancipation on the anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the British West Indies. He traced the history of emancipation from the 1700's, and emphasized through example the clever ways some slave holders continued the system without calling it slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 16 page, 4,467 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1856-08-01

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

Keywords: anniversary; Apprenticeship System; bondsman; Britain; celebration; Charles Stewart; children; Christianity; cruelty; Egypt; emancipation; freedom; government; Granville Sharpe; history; Jamaica; James Somerset; law; morality; Sir John Hawkins; Thomas Clarkson; West Indies; William Wilberforce; women

People: Clarkson, Thomas; Hawkins, Sir John; Sharpe, Granville; Somerset, James; Stewart, Charles; Wilberforce, William

Publication type: Speeches; Text

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