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Title: John Sweat Rock

Speaker or author: Rock, John S. (John Sweat), 1825-1866

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

The speaker emphasized the economic impact of emancipation on a country that had become rich on the backs of its slaves. He spoke about the continued war and the battle that lay ahead for those who were now free. He encouraged patriotism among newly freed slaves and stressed that they were now fighting for their own country and their own freedom. He also addressed the issues of prejudice and fears of amalgamation.

Description of file(s): PDF 14 page, 4,083 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1863-05-29

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

Keywords: Abraham Lincoln; amalgamation; Civil War; emancipation; government; insurrection; liberty; military; New England Anti-Slavery Society; patriotism; prejudice; rebellion; soldiers

People: Lincoln, Abraham

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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