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Title: Weekly Anglo-African - January 12, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer addresses the question regarding the Constitution's stance on slavery. He wonders aloud why there is a call to amend the Cosntitution to include slavery if it is (as assumed) already a pro-slavery document. This issue is being hotly debated in Congress.

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: abolition; Anti-Slavery Party; Constitution; Garrisonian party; government; North; politics; Pro-Slavery; South; South Carolina; union

People: Cheever, Mr.; Garrison, William Lloyd; Goodell, William; Raphall, Mr.; Vandyke, Mr.; Vinton, Mr.

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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