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Subtitle: Liberia News.

Title: Colored American - December 8, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on a letter published in another newspaper from a missionary in Africa who says that the American slave should feel glad to be living as he/she does since their lot is far better than the African native. The missionary asserts that the slave-trade has been of benefit to Africa. The writer contends that it is more accurate to compare Americans with Americans (white to black) than to assume that since the free African American's ancestry is in Africa that his life in this country should be compared to the native Africans now.

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

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

Keywords: Africa; Colonel Sheridan; Commercial; Emancipator; Liberia; missonary; newspaper; slave-trade; Slavery

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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