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Speaker or author: Jackson, William Andrew, b. 1832

Newspaper or publication: Sheffield Daily Telegram

Narrative speech regarding the speaker's life and experience as slave to Jefferson Davis. After his escape from Davis, the speaker provided information to Union troops which helped him secure passage to New York and freedom.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 366 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1863

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

Keywords: Civil War; emancipation; Jefferson Davis

People: Davis, Jefferson

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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