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Subtitle: The President's Message.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - December 7, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

Abraham Lincoln's main concern is to preserve the Union. His struggle to find a way of doing this, keeping peace, and finding a way to integrate former slaves into the social structure is frustrating to this writer who looks to the president for a swift solution. At this point, slaves are viewed as property and therefore freed as part of the Union's response to the southern rebellion.

Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (three columns)

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

Keywords: caste; Civil War; Congress; Delaware; expatriation; government; Hayti; insurrection; legislature; Liberia; Maryland; Massachusetts; Missouri; New York; politics; Potomac; soldiers; union

People: Lincoln, Abraham; Seward, [William H.]

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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