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Speaker or author: Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech regarding the irony of a country founded on freedom that relied on slavery for its prosperity. The speaker compared the life of the slave to several current incidents, including the story of Casper Hauser who had been imprisoned all his life in Germany and was found unable to speak wandering the streets at the age of 16.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,501 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1858-07-05

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

Keywords: Casper Hauser; celebration; Fourth of July; freedom; Germany; justice; liberty

People: Hauser, Casper

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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