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Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Overview delivered before a Canadian audience in celebration of the August 1st anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker was encouraged by the success of this act of reason by the British and stressed that this offered proof that a peaceful end to slavery was possible in the U. S. as well. The speaker believed that the Civil War would provide the death blow to the system of slavery once and for all.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 943 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1861-08-01

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

Keywords: British West Indies; Canada; Civil War; emancipation; England; fugitive; government; history; politics; Wendell Phillips; William Lloyd Garrison

People: Garrison, William Lloyd; Phillips, Wendell

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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