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Title: Weekly Anglo-African - October 19, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Detailed commentary on a letter written by Archbishop Hughes regarding slavery, religion, government, and the current war. The Archbishop insists that the Civil War is not about freeing the slaves, but about whether the entire country should be "...a slaveholding Republic, in which labor is performed by slaves either black or white."

Description of file(s): four scanned newspaper pages (7 columns)

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

Keywords: Africa; Carrol Hall; Catholic; Civil War; Constitution; education; emancipation; England; France; government; law; mullato; New York; politics; prejudice; race; religion; school; Slavery

People: Brownson, [Orestes Augustus]; Hughes, Archbishop; O'Conor, Charles; Seward, William H.

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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