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Subtitle: What shall be done with the Freedmen?

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - November 30, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer discusses options for accepting newly freed slaves into the social structure. He uses the West Indies after emancipation as an example. He notes that in many ways poor white people in the slave states are "lower than the slaves; they are slaves without masters." He wonders here if the government, in an effort to raise the status of these poor white citizens, will indirectly raise the status of the slaves once they are free.

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

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

Keywords: Anglo-African Magazine; Britain; British; chattel; emancipation; employment; government; Jamaica; land; Slavery; suffrage; West India

People: Douglas, Frederick

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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