Black Abolitionist Archive
Title: William Howard Day
Speaker or author: Day, William Howard, d. 1900
Newspaper or publication: Douglass' Monthly
The speaker expressed his thoughts on the differences between the slave states and the free states. Although argument had been made that slavery was necessary for the good of the economy, he noted that from his experience and the current price of land, he believed that instead slavery "impoverished the land." He also expressed his thoughts on the influence of cotton on continuing slavery; and his belief in the benefits of colonization as an alternative to living in a country that was becoming wealthy from slavery.
Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 1,504 word document (text and images)
Date published: 1861
Organization: Leed's Young Men's Anti-Slavery Society
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