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Subtitle: The Rights of Human Nature.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - November 16, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

The writer comments on a portion of a speech delivered by Abraham Lincoln to the Swedish Minister. This speech addresses the U.S.'s commitment to "maintain the rights of human nature, and the man of capacity for self-government." The writer wonders how this ties in with the current social status of African Americans, both free and enslaved.

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

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

Keywords: Civil rights; Civil War; cotton; Declaration of Independence; Fort Sumter; government; history; human rights; Law of Nature; natural rights; politics; rebellion; secession; slaveholding; society; Sweden

People: Buchanan, [James]; Coulon, Garreau; Fremont, [Charles]; Jackson, Andrew; Lasource, [Marc-David]; Lincoln, Abraham; Robespierre, [Maximilien]; von Humboldt, Wilhelm

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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