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Speaker or author: Gordon, Robert

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Institute of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Sermon delivered in London to celebrate the August 1st anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker gave a history of slavery in the U.S., compared this with the enslaving of the Jews in the Biblical era, and praised Great Britain for its progressive stance on abolishing slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 21 page, 7,356 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1859-08-01

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; African Americans--History--To 1863; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: Britain; Canada; celebration; Christianity; education; emancipation; England; freedom; Fugitive Slave Bill; government; history; Jamaica; Jews; justice; law; liberty; London; slave trade; Thomas Fowell Burton; West Indies; William Wilberforce

People: Burton, Thomas Fowell; Wilberforce, William

Publication type: Speeches; Text

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