Black Abolitionist Archive
Subtitle: Hints and Queries.
Speaker or author: editor
Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)
With "three-fourths of a million" white men joining the Union army and heading into war, the North is suffering from a labor shortage. The writer suggests that now is the time for free African Americans to fill those needed positions and lift themselves out of menial jobs. He focuses on the change taking place within the social structure.
Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page
Keywords: Abbeokuta; Africa; apprentises; British; caste; Civil War; England; Evening Post; Florida; French Revolution; government; labor; Lagos; Liberia; Monrovia; politics; soldiers; West Indies; work
People: Benedict, Lieutenant; Crummell, Alexander, 1819-1898; Delany, Martin Robison, 1812-1885; Geffrard, [Fabre]; Genet, [Henry W.]; Glass, Mrs.; Gurley, Mr.; Lincoln, Abraham; Spencer, C. S.; Wilson, Professor