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Subtitle: Obstacles to the Progress of Colored Citizens.

Title: Provincial Freeman - January 31, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer tells her readers that while Canada has equal rights for all, Canadians of African descent are not welcoming of fugitive slaves who enter the country. Instead of uniting as a race with newly arrived fugitive slaves, black Canadians will often side with white Canadians against them in courts of law, take advantage of them through "begging" schemes, or attempt to deny them the same societal benefits they enjoy as Canadians.

Description of file(s): two scanned, two columned, newspaper pages

Subtitle: Politics.

Title: Provincial Freeman - January 31, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer tells readers that the newspaper takes a neutral stance in Canadian politics. Any political commentary published within the newspaper's columns are not the expressed views of the newspaper itself.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Emigration Convention.

Title: Provincial Freeman - July 5, 1856

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer gives an account of a recent convention on immigration (Emigrationists). The politics and anti-slavery sentiments of those in Canada and the U.S. are briefly discussed.

Description of file(s): two scanned newspaper pages (three columns)

Subtitle: School for All!!

Title: Provincial Freeman - June 13, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer tells her readers that a school offering basic courses for all children regardless of race or financial situation is available.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: Provincial Freeman - June 20, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer responds to an accusation printed in another newspaper that the Provincial Freeman had misreported the amount of money he received from charity after losing property in a fire.

Description of file(s): two scanned, two columned, newspaper pages

Subtitle: The Lecture by Elihu Burritt, Esq.

Title: Provincial Freeman - March 7, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer gives a brief overview of a lecture delivered by Elihu Burritt on establishing a peaceful alliance between the slaveholders in the southern U.S. and those who oppose slavery in the North.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: Exposed at Last.

Title: Provincial Freeman - May 2, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer discusses recent "begging" efforts made on behalf of the fugitive slaves arriving in Canada. This type of action is not welcomed or desired, yet it seems to persist among well-meaning members of the local churches.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: More Begging! Elder Piper, Free Mission Baptist Missionary at Chatham!! Clothes for Fugitives!!

Title: Provincial Freeman - May 30, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer calls attention to the continued solicitation of charity for fugitive slaves living in Canada. This type of "begging" for help is unwelcomed and unwanted by the people of African descent living in Canada.

Description of file(s): two scanned, two columned, newspaper pages

Subtitle: Where are the Colored Ministers of Chatham.

Title: Provincial Freeman - May 9, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer asks why when listing the names of ministers in Chatham, another local newspaper had overlooked ministers of African descent.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: To The Patrons of the "Freeman."

Title: Provincial Freeman - November 25, 1856

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

In an open letter to readers, the writer briefly describes the current business condition of the newspaper, and asks subscribers to please send in their funds.

Description of file(s): one scanned, two columned, newspaper page

Subtitle: Insurrections, Underground Railroad, Republican Victory, Fugitive Slave Case.

Title: Provincial Freeman - November, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

[Copyright Permission granted August 2007.] The writer provides current news of insurrection activities in the southern states. While slaves are escaping in droves and heading to Canada, the tension and violent atmosphere is offering fertile ground for rumors of civil war. She also provides an update on the current political standing in the U.S.

Description of file(s): seven scanned, handwritten pages

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