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Subtitle: Why not let us alone?

Title: Colored American - October 20, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer tells his readers that the American Colonization Society advertises its services to colonize the African coast for those who consent to do so. Yet they then go out and "beg, threaten, and beguile" in order to get that consent. Their methods are underhanded and intended merely to make money off a system based in prejudice.

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

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

Keywords: Africa; American Colonization Society; prejudice; scheme

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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