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Subtitle: The Lesson of the Census.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - April 13, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

Using the recent census results and comparing them with results from previous years, the writer shows the increase in slave and free African American populations in various states. In 1860, Virginia is shown as the state with the largest slave population. The writer predicts emancipation and even sketches its effect on population numbers in the southern states.

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

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

Keywords: census; Confederate States; emancipation; free states; New England; population; secession; slave states; society; territories; Tribune

People: Carey, Henry C.

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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