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Subtitle: The Law of Nature.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - January 28, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer responds to a speech given by Charles O'Connor in which he proclaimed that slavery was "ordained by nature." The writer points out several theories to the contrary proposed by some of the world's greatest thinkers.

Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (four columns)

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

Keywords: Africa; chemistry; Ireland; Irish; philosophy; science; Supreme Court

People: Bacon, [Francis]; Barton, Mr.; Cuvier, Georges; Daubenton, [Louis-Jean-Marie]; Davy, Humphrey; Decartes, [Rene]; Franklin, [Benjamin]; Homer; Lavoisier, [Antoine]; Livingston, Mr.; Newton, [Isaac]; O'Conor, Charles

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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