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Subtitle: Flax Cotton.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - July 30, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

With the introduction of Chevalier Claussen's new cotton processing for flax, the writer sees an opportunity for northern free labor (in terms of agricultural endeavors) to compete with southern cotton growers and finally put an end to the system of slavery.

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: abolition; agriculture; cloth; cotton; employment; England; Europe; fabric; farming; fibre; flax; free labor; livelihood; New York Evening Post; Slavery; textile; Tribune

People: Claussen, [Chevalier]; Greeley, Horace

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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