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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

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

Keywords: Africa; August 1, 1834; Canada; Colonization; emancipation; England; exploration; free state; Jamaica; liberty; Niger Valley; slave state; West Indies

Organization: Leed's Young Men's Anti-Slavery Society

Publication type: Newspapers; Speeches

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