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Speaker or author: Scott, Edward, fl. 1857

Newspaper or publication: Christian News

Speech relating how southern slave owners use religion to encourage slaves to obey their masters. Religion was used as a means to justify cruelty for the slaveholder. The speaker related his own personal story of his life as a slave and his subsequent escape.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 674 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1857

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

Keywords: Christianity; cruelty; Free Will Baptists; fugitive; Henry Clay; Judge Roger Brooke Taney; religion; Underground Railroad

People: Clay, Henry; Taney, Judge Roger Brooke

Organization: Freewill Baptist Church

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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