Black Abolitionist Archive
Subtitle: Editorial Correspondence.
Speaker or author: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817
Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)
In a letter to the editor, the writer describes two types of aboltionists: both want freedom for the slave, but one type wants this freedom limited and restricted. There are more of this type than of those working for true human equality. His view of freedom includes human equality and civil rights, and it's this view that he encourages among those who claim to be abolitionists.
Description of file(s): two scanned, two columned, newspaper pages
Keywords: abolitionists; annexation; Britain; British West Indies; Canada; Christians; Constitution; Declaration of Independence; England; Fugitive Slave Law; government; legislation; Nebraska Bill; Puritans; secession; Slavery; Texas; Yankee Quakers
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