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Come back here you black rascal. Can't come back nohow, massa; Dis chile's Contraban'

Come back here you black rascal. Can`t come back nohow, massa; Dis chile`s Contraban` Patriotic cover
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This patriotic cover (envelope featuring images and slogans) was printed during the Civil War to promote the antislavery cause and depicts a a white slave owner with a whip amidst a crowd of African Americans rushing towards a building labelled Fort Monroe.

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