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Subtitle: On Training.

Title: Colored American - May 11, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his opinion as to the cause of the condition free African Americans find themselves in. He believes that this complacency and acceptance of poverty (both social and financial) begins in childhood and is based on lack of parental guidance. He suggests that parents be more concerned about their children’s futures than about how they are treated by the social structure they must live and work in.

Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (three columns)

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

Keywords: caste; childhood; children; cruelty; discipline; education; employment; labor; oppression; prejudice; Slavery; trade; youth

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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