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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)

Date published: 1861-08-01

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

Keywords: Africa; Arkansas; Canada; Colonization; emancipation; exploration; free state; fugitive; history; liberty; Michigan; slave state; Virginia; West Indies

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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