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Title: Shadrach Howard

Speaker or author: Howard, Shadrach

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal [supplement]

Lengthy speech denouncing slavery and praising the work of abolitionists. The speaker offered the emancipation of the British West Indies as an example of the successful work of various abolitionists.

Description of file(s): PDF 17 page, 3,761 word document (text and images)

Title: William Howard Day

Speaker or author: Day, William Howard, d. 1900

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Mercury

The speaker proposed that the best way to end slavery is for Europe to boycott cotton grown in the U.S. He advocated that Great Britain and European countries buy cotton grown in Africa instead. This would remove the power of cotton and its contribution to continuing slavery in the U.S. It would also help Liberia to flourish economically.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 297 word document (text and image)

Title: William Howard Day

Speaker or author: Day, William Howard, d. 1900

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Harvard University -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

The speaker, responding to another speaker, defended the Constitution as an important document intended to establish a just nation, even though unjust laws were being made in its name. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 523 word document (text and images)

Title: William Howard Day

Speaker or author: Day, William Howard, d. 1900

Newspaper or publication: Chatham Planet

Overview of short speech regarding the history and current state of slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 207 word document (text and image)

Title: William Howard Day

Speaker or author: Day, William Howard, d. 1900

Newspaper or publication: New York Public Library -- Schomburg Collection

Overview of a speech given at the unveiling of monument to Abraham Lincoln who had died in April of that year. The speaker emphasized Lincoln's great achievements but tempered this with a reminder of the legacy the system of slavery had left. He urged continued efforts for social improvements and civil rights as the country recovered from the Civil War.

Description of file(s): PDF 12 page, 3,929 word document (text and images)

Title: William Howard Day

Speaker or author: Day, William Howard, d. 1900

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Reporter

Brief overview of speech in which the speaker addressed the issue of fugitive slaves who had escaped to England. He urged these fugitives to be careful to follow British law and to be on guard for kidnappers.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 163 word document (text and image)

Title: William Howard Day

Speaker or author: Day, William Howard, d. 1900

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Birmingham, England -- Public Libraryq

The speaker presented an overview of the goals of the African Aid Society to help fugitive slaves who had escaped to Canada immigrate to Africa. He blamed the over-reliance on the economic value of cotton for continued slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 374 word document (text and image)

Title: William Howard Day

Speaker or author: Day, William Howard, d. 1900

Newspaper or publication: Douglass' Monthly

Brief speech in which the speaker appealed to his Irish audience for help in the fight for emancipation. He gave an example of the conditions under which the slaves live and blamed the cotton industry for the continuation of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 352 word document (text and images)

Title: William Howard Day

Speaker or author: Day, William Howard, d. 1900

Newspaper or publication: Leeds Intelligencer

Overview of speech detailing the economics of slavery. The speaker noted the successes realized by free states when proponents of slavery had expressed the belief that without slavery the country couldn't survive economically. The speaker emphasized the influence of cotton on the continuation of slavery, and spoke against the idea of colonization.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 1,146 word document (text and images)

Title: William Howard Day

Speaker or author: Day, William Howard, d. 1900

Newspaper or publication: National Anti-Slavery Standard

The speaker stressed his belief that the government under the leadership of Abraham Lincoln had failed to provide for the emancipation of the slaves as they had all believed it would. He noted the countries that had freed their slaves over the past decades, and stressed the inhumanity that seemed to rule a country that refused to acknowledge the evil in this continued system.

Description of file(s): PDF 8 page, 2,389 word document (text and images)

Title: William Howard Day

Speaker or author: Day, William Howard, d. 1900

Newspaper or publication: Douglass' Monthly

The speaker expressed his thoughts on the differences between the slave states and the free states. Although argument had been made that slavery was necessary for the good of the economy, he noted that from his experience and the current price of land, he believed that instead slavery "impoverished the land." He also expressed his thoughts on the influence of cotton on continuing slavery; and his belief in the benefits of colonization as an alternative to living in a country that was becoming wealthy from slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 1,504 word document (text and images)

Title: William Howard Day

Speaker or author: Day, William Howard, d. 1900

Newspaper or publication: Chatham Tri-Weekly Planet

Overview of speech delivered to celebrate the completion of the Atlantic Telegraph Cable project connecting England to the U.S. The speaker noted that "...difficulties measure progress..." and used this as a metaphor for emancipation.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 1,726 word document (text and images)

Title: William Howard Day

Speaker or author: Day, William Howard, d. 1900

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech delivered during a celebration of the anniversary of the August 1st emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker emphasized the potential positive future for African Americans now that the war was over and they were free. The speaker stressed that their future success was up to them now.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 714 word document (text and images)

Title: William Howard Day

Speaker or author: Day, William Howard, d. 1900

Newspaper or publication: Anglo-African

Speech given on the anniversary of the emancipation of slaves in the British West Indies. The speaker emphasized that now the U.S. could claim its place among the countries that had abandoned slavery. He expressed gratitude for those who had fought and died in the Civil War in the cause of freedom.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 1,697 word document (text and images)

Title: William Howard Day

Speaker or author: Day, William Howard, d. 1900

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Boston University -- Starr Collection

Brief speech regarding the heroic accomplishments of black soldiers, and a request for recognition of these accomplishments by the white population. (Includes MP3 audio file)

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 596 word document (text and images)

Title: William Howard Day

Speaker or author: Day, William Howard, d. 1900

Newspaper or publication: Londonderry Guardian

The speaker appealed to his fellow ministers in England to help with the cause of emancipation in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 217 word document (text and image)

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