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

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech regarding the negative image the American slaveholders and pro-slavery representatives offer people in Europe who judge all Americans by those they meet. The speaker (whose father was a slaveholder and his mother a slave) stressed the irony of a country founded on freedom that still maintained the institution of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,429 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1854

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

Keywords: American Bible Society; Britian; Dr. Nehemiah Adams; England; government; history; independence; liberty; mulatto; stock; War of 1812

People: Adams, Dr. Nehemiah

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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