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Rev. D. B. Nichols
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American Missionary June 1862
Index: Rev. D. B. Nichols, New York Herald, American Missionary
One of the early issues that needed to be understood in the public mind is could the freed slave learn? Day after day,
month after month, year after year this issue would be addressed. This is why Port Royal was considered an
"experiment." Would exslaves work? Would exslaves learn? Would exslave lead a moral life? Would exslaves fight?