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Title: William Cooper Nell

Speaker or author: Nell, William C. (William Cooper), 1816-1874.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech delivered at a commemoration of the death of Crispus Attucks, the first man killed at the beginning of the American Revolution. The speaker expressed his views about the causes of the current civil war and his beliefs in a positive resolution to the fighting.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 674 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1862-03-05

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

Keywords: Boston; British; Civil War; Crispus Attucks; England; March 5, 1770; Massachusetts; patriot; revolution; slaveholder's war

People: Attucks, Crispus

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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