Black Abolitionist Archive
Subtitle: The President's Message.
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)