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Subtitle: Jamaica.

Title: Colored American - November 7, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer updates his readers on the current state of Jamaica after emancipation of the West Indies. The feared violence from the freed slaves has not manifested and what may be needed now is a Savings Bank to hold their new found wealth. He adds that people who have immigrated to Trinidad are not doing as well.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

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

Keywords: emancipation; Jamaica; Jamaica Morning Journal; Savings Bank; Trinidad

People: Renshaw, Charles Stewart

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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