Black Abolitionist Archive
Subtitle: Our Influence Abroad.
Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.
Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)
The writer offers commentary on a recent lecture by historian George Bancroft. While Mr. Bancroft poetically expresses that the U.S. will be admired by other countries because of its freedom and liberty to all, the writer wonders aloud if slavery is included in this "beautiful" picture. The writer finds nothing beautiful or romantic in this depiction of the U.S. as long as there is slavery here.
Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (three columns)
People: Bancroft, George