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Subtitle: Henry Clay's Speech.

Title: Colored American - February 16, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers comments on Henry Clay's recent speech. The writer believes that Henry Clay's perception of slavery is based upon his upbringing and experience with the system of slavery in the south.

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

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

Keywords: abolitionists; Africa; anti-abolition; Britain; Civil rights; Congress; emancipation; government; Henry Clay; petition; politics; prejudice; Quakers; Slavery; Society of Friends; West Indies

People: Clay, Henry

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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