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Speaker or author: Douglass, H. Ford

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speaking in favor of the Stephen A. Douglas candidacy, the speaker emphasized the pro-slavery position of Abraham Lincoln. He noted that even though the Republican party (to which Lincoln belong) was considered the "anti-slavery party," Lincolns actions showed a different perspective. He noted that Lincoln supported the Fugitive Slave Law and expressed that Lincoln was pro-slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 23 page, 6,716 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1860

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

Keywords: Abraham Lincoln; Democratic party; Fugitive Slave Law; Garrisonians; government; Great Britain; Henry Clay; history; John C. Calhoun; John Quincy Adams; July 4th; Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society; politics; Republican Party; Seceders party; Slave-Code Democrats; Stephen Arnold Douglas; Union Party; Whig party

People: Adams, John Quincy; Calhoun, John C.; Clay, Henry; Douglas, Stephen A.; Lincoln, Abraham

Organization: Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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