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Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 23, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief but powerful comment on the injustice of state laws passed to stop interracial marriage and dictate morality ostensibly to prevent amalgamation. The writer focuses on the irony of the passage of these types of laws while at the same time condoning the quick return of female fugitive slaves to their white male masters.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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

Keywords: amalgamation; California; Fugitive Slave Law; government; law; legislature; Ohio; politics; prejudice; Republican

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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