Black Abolitionist Archive
Subtitle: President Pierce's Inaugural.
Speaker or author: editor
Newspaper or publication: Aliened American (1853 - 1877)
The writer provides commentary on the inaugural speech of President Franklin Pierce. In his address, Pierce offered his thoughts on issues ranging from economic growth, westward expansion, and the continuation of slavery in the Southern states. He carefully refers to slavery as "involuntary servitude," and tells his audience that this is constitutional in the states that allow it.
Description of file(s): four scanned newspaper pages (seven columns)