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Subtitle: The Week.

Title: Colored American - July 13, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer described the visit to that city of Martin Van Buren and contrasted the event with the past visits by John Quincy Adams. He felt ashamed of the pomp and circumstance surrounding the day. He also described the revelry and celebration of July 4th with similar criticism.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

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

Keywords: celebration; Democracy; Federalism; government; John Quincy Adams; July 4th; Martin Van Buren; politics

People: Adams, John Quincy; Van Buren, Martin

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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