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Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - December 22, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer offers commentary on a recent lecture by historian George Bancroft. While Mr. Bancroft poetically expresses that the U.S. will be admired by other countries because of its freedom and liberty to all, the writer wonders aloud if slavery is included in this "beautiful" picture. The writer finds nothing beautiful or romantic in this depiction of the U.S. as long as there is slavery here.

Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (three columns)

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

Keywords: freedom; history; lecture; liberty; Slavery; speech

People: Bancroft, George

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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