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Subtitle: To The "Hon." Henry Clay, of Kentucky.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - July 2, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

Open letter to Henry Clay responding to his "scheme" of Colonization, and the continuation of slavery.

Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (three columns)

Subtitle: What shall be done with the Freedmen?

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - November 30, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

The writer discusses options for accepting newly freed slaves into the social structure. He uses the West Indies after emancipation as an example. He notes that in many ways poor white people in the slave states are "lower than the slaves; they are slaves without masters." He wonders here if the government, in an effort to raise the status of these poor white citizens, will indirectly raise the status of the slaves once they are free.

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

Title: William Craft

Speaker or author: Craft, William

Newspaper or publication: Plymouth and Devonport Weekly Journal

Speech describing the speaker's experiences as he and his wife made their escape from slavery. The speaker emphasized the cruelty and misery that slaves were enduring daily.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 2,263 word document (text and images)

Title: William Craft

Speaker or author: Craft, William

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Bibliotheque Nationale -- Paris, France

Speech describing the speaker and his wife's escape from slavery. The horrors and injustices of slavery are emphasized.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 2,779 word document (text and images)

Title: William Craft

Speaker or author: Craft, William

Newspaper or publication: Western Times

Speech relating the speaker's experiences as a slave and his subsequent escape. The speaker also denounced the recently passed Fugitive Slave Law.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,219 word document (text and images)

Title: William Craft

Speaker or author: Craft, William

Newspaper or publication: Northern Warder [Dundee]

Speech denouncing the Fugitive Slave Bill, and stressing the horrors and cruelties of slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 843 word document (text and images)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

The speaker emphasized that he was not in favor of dissolving the union. He was in favor of ending slavery at all costs, however, including revolution.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,575 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Northern Warder [Dundee]

Speech denouncing the Fugitive Slave Bill, and stressing the horrors and cruelties of slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,880 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Western Times

Speech denouncing the Fugitive Slave Law and stressing its cruel uses.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,655 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech denouncing the Fugitive Slave Bill, and expressing the speaker's belief regarding the continuation of the institution of slavery. The speaker emphasized the role the Church plays in keeping slavery in place and the unspoken approval of racial prejudice that this offered society.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 1,831 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Bibliotheque Nationale -- Paris, France

Speech denouncing the Fugitive Slave Bill stressing the cruelties of its use. The speaker emphasized that the cruelty of slavery was both physical and emotional as human bodies and human families were broken apart in similar fashion. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 732 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Plymouth and Devonport Weekly Journal

Speech denouncing the Fugitive Slave Law, and describing the history of slavery as a history of legalized abuse and injustice.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,989 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

Speech denouncing the Fugitive Slave Bill, and stressing the horrors and cruelties of slavery in the U.S. The speaker emphasized the joy in the freedom he found in Glasgow and all of Great Britain.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,537 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Dartmouth College -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Address given before the Female Anti-Slavery Society in which the speaker answered the question "what is slavery?" with emphasis placed on how slavery affects the character of the American people.

Description of file(s): PDF 24 page, 7,249 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

After reading aloud an advertisement for the sale of a slave mother and her children to be held on the 4th of July, the speaker emphasized the irony in the popularity of this date for such sales. He noted that slaveholders often chose holidays for such sales since they would be assured more buyers. The July 4th holiday was a particular favorite for sales like this. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,115 word document (text and images)

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