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Title: Weekly Anglo-African - August 10, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

One answer to the question of how to fund the civil war is offered by this editor. He notes that slaves as property are worth "two thousand millions of dollars." Once freed and working as "free labor," they would fund their own manpower and thus their own freedom. He also suggests that the land the slaves once worked should be given to them by an act of Congress.

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: Civil War; emancipation; expenses; finance; North; property; slaveholders; South

People: Garrison, [William Lloyd]; Smith, Gerritt

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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