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Speaker or author: Purvis, Robert, 1810-1898

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Advocate

The speaker expressed his doubts that the present government would ever abolish slavery since they refused to allow African Americans to become soldiers. He also pointed out that the Dred Scott decision demonstrated the government's true position on the idea of emancipation.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 269 word document (text and image)

Date published: 1861

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

Keywords: citizenship; Civil War; Dred Scott; emancipation; fugitive; government; John Brown; John C. Fremont; politics; soldiers

People: Brown, John; Fremont, John C.; Scott, Dred

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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