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Subtitle: The "Lie Statistical."

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - February 2, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer points to the inconsistencies in census taking of the African American and mulatto population in New York. He attributes this to poor record keeping, migration to other states and cities, and the fear inspired by the Fugitive Slave Law. From the writer's own experience he assures his readers that the population of African Americans in New York is much larger than reported in the 1860 census. He also notes that the number of interracial marriages is far greater than the number recorded in the census, estimating it to be closer to 200.

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

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

Keywords: California; census; children; Fugitive Slave Law; government; Herald; ideaology; marriage; mulatto; New York; philosophy; population; schools; society; statistics; Tribune

People: Calhoun, John C.; Gray, S. H.; Packenham, Mr.

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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