At a time of civic unrest in Boston and other major cities over issues of African American slavery and native American standing, a short-lived Boston humor newspaper, The Herald of Glory and Adopted Citizen's Journal, in its second issue (August 14, 1834) satirized the predominant Southern defenses of slavery in an article making fun of seven prominent contentions of slavery advocates. The text of the article is accompanied by historical background, as well as commentary, including by William L. Garrison and Charles Sumner.

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