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Black Abolitionist Archive

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Subtitle: New Books.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - January 19, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer offers a brief review of a new book published by African explorer Robert Campbell. He comments on Campbell's findings that slavery is prevalent in Africa, and on other interesting information about the country. He tells his readers that if it had not been for the existence of slavery in Africa, there would be no slavery in the U.S.; that slavery existed there thousands of years before the discovery of America.

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

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

Keywords: Abbeokuta; Africa; Daily Tribune; exploration; International Statistical Congress; Irish; London; New York; Niger Valley; Philadelphia; publication; Slavery; society; Yoruba

People: Campbell, Robert, of the Niger Valley Exploring Party; Hamilton, Thomas; Helprin, Mr.; Raphall, Rabbi; Smith, Gerrit

Organization: Institute for Colored Youth

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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