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Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Spain. --- Cuba.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04717.64 Author/Creator: Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Place Written: Peterboro, New York Type: Printed document Date: 1 December 1873 Pagination: 1 p. ; 35.6 x 21.7 cm.

Discusses Spain's history of slaveholding and the role of other nations to end slavery in Cuba.

Smith, a politician from New York, served as a U.S. Representative from 1853-1854. He was a noted philanthropist and social reformer active in anti-slavery campaigns and women's rights.

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