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Speaker or author: Remond, Sarah Parker, 1826-1887?

Newspaper or publication: Manchester Weekly Times

Impassioned speech delivered before an English audience. The speaker recounted examples of the horrors and moral degradation of slavery. She noted that the economics of cotton ruled the mind and morals of slaveholders. She stressed that slavery had not only denied freedom to millions of human beings, but had created a population of poor white people who could not earn a livable wage due to its existence.

Description of file(s): PDF 9 page, 2,862 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1859

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

Keywords: Canada; children; Civil rights; cotton; England; Harriet Beecher Stowe; mulattoes; Thomas Clarkson; William Wilberforce; women

People: Clarkson, Thomas; Stowe, Harriet Beecher; Wilberforce, William

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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