Black Abolitionist Archive
Subtitle: New York, April 6, 1861. Cottonocracy.
Speaker or author: editor
Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)
Slave labor would not be necessary if not for the production of cotton, one of the most important products in the civilized world at this point. The threat of abolishing slavery, is perceived as including a threat of losing the cotton supply for many countries. The solution expressed by the writer is to create a system of free labor for the production of cotton. This will benefit not only the economic growth of the country but an entire race of people as well.
Description of file(s): four scanned newspaper pages (seven columns)
Keywords: Africa; Amazon; Anti-Slavery Standard; Antilles; Australia; Central America; children; China; Confederate States; cotton; Egypt; England; France; Germany; Great Britain; Hayti; India; land; manufacturing; Mexico; monopoly; Oligarchy; Slave Confederacy; Slave Heptarchy; South; South America; trade; West Indies; women; world market
People: Mason, Alderman