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Subtitle: West Indies.

Title: Colored American - June 8, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer describes the actions of a pro-slavery faction operating in the newly emancipated British West Indies. These men are attempting to continue the oppression of newly freed slaves by making their lives unbearable.

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

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

Keywords: Britain; British West Indies; emancipation; England; oppression; Pro-Slavery; slaveholders

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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