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Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Congregational Library -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Speech regarding the injustices of slavery and prejudice emphasizing the extreme cruelity that can result from fear and hatred in mass populations. The speaker noted that while slavery intended to make "beasts of burden" of human bodies, the reality of slavery demonstrated that the institution was instead a battle to chain human minds.

Description of file(s): PDF 29 page, 12,568 word document (text and images)

Date published: 1850

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

Keywords: Africa; agriculture; American Colonization Society; Black Laws of Ohio; bondage; Britain; British; census; Charles Reason; Christianity; commerce; Congress; David Ruggles; education; Egypt; elevation; execution; Frederick Douglass; Glasgow; Glasgow Young Men's Christian Association; Henry Highland Garnet; James McCune Smith; Jews; Jim Crow; law; mechanics; prejudice; Quack and Cuffee; Samuel Ringgold Ward; Scotland; slave market; slave trade; slave-exporting; Spain; statistics; William Simpson

People: Douglass, Frederick; Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882.; Reason, Charles; Ruggles, David; Simpson, William; Smith, James McCune; Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817

Publication type: Speeches

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