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Subtitle: H. Pattinson's Temperance House.

Title: Colored American - August 19, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer relates a story of being refused a cup of tea at a temperance house. The proprietor of the house said that he didn't want to upset his customers and so he refused to serve the editor of this paper. The writer expresses his opinion of this refusal and included a letter from Thomas Van Rensselaer expressing a similar point of view.

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

Title: Henry Bibb

Speaker or author: Bibb, Henry, b. 1815

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Brief speech regarding the importance of supplying slaves with Bibles. (Speech 09773 is a duplicate of this speech.) (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 630 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

Speaker or author: Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Yale University -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Speech detailing the history of the Negro race from its great African kings and queens of the past, to its victims of slavery. Included is a look forward to the successes that will come with its future generations.

Description of file(s): PDF 26 page, 7,813 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

Speaker or author: Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882.

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Sermon regarding brotherly love, honoring God, and trusting in the power of God's love for all men. The speaker offered words of encouragement and hope during troubled times as civil war seemed inevitable.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,283 word document (text and images)

Title: Henry Highland Garnet

Speaker or author: Garnet, Henry Highland, 1815-1882.

Newspaper or publication: National Era

Speech regarding the silent sanctioning of slavery by the north with their continued purchasing of southern cotton and produce. The speaker stresses the differences between northern and southern ideologies regarding slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 396 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Second Advent.

Title: Impartial Citizen - January 23, 1850

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The writer disagrees with the idea of a "Temporal Millennium" or a "Second Advent," and he uses Biblical references to prove his point of view.

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

Title: Impartial Citizen - June 27, 1849

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The writer defends his position regarding previous comments he made about Frederick Douglass' stance on giving Bibles to slaves.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Speech comparing the doctrines of Christianity with the doctrines of war. War used as a metaphor for the continued fight against slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 489 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Christian News

Speech delivered in Edinburgh, Scotland regarding the institution of slavery in the U.S. The speaker emphasized the immorality of slavery from a Christian perspective.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,059 word document (text and images)

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

A farewell sermon delivered before the Fifth Congregational Church of Hartford, Connecticut, as the speaker left to devote a two year leave of absence to classical study. The speaker also requested the time so that he could deal with his fugitive status. The sermon itself addressed Paul's journey through Macedonia and seemed a metaphor for the speaker's upcoming absence.

Description of file(s): PDF 22 page, 6,197 word document (text and images)

Title: John N. Lewis

Speaker or author: Lewis, John N.

Newspaper or publication: Emancipator

Speech regarding the irony of missionary work in Africa by men who are slaves in the U.S. and not allowed to read the Bible. Emphasis is placed on the question of civil rights in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,278 word document (text and images)

Title: Lunsford Lane

Speaker or author: Lane, Lunsford, b. 1803.

Newspaper or publication: Anti-Slavery Bugle

Overview of a speech given to request financial assistance for a black church congregation in Boston, Massachusetts. The Society collected the requested funds, but would have turned down the request if the speaker had asked for money to fight slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 662 word document (text and images)

Title: Martin R. Delany

Speaker or author: Delany, Martin Robison, 1812-1885

Newspaper or publication: North Star

Brief account of a speech regarding the way Church ministers seemed to be encouraging slavery and considering it a "Divine" institution, thus condoning its continuation.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 679 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: "Slavery and the Bible," or "Slavery as seen in its Punishment." By J. L. Stone, of San Francisco, Author of a "Reply to Bishop Colenso." 1863.

Title: Pacific Appeal - September 12, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer comments on the writings of J. L. Stone in his work to refute the claim that there is justification for slavery in the Bible.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Ridiculous.

Title: Palladium of Liberty - May 29, 1844

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Palladium of Liberty (1843 - 1844)

The writer discusses the recent Baptist debate on whether slavery is sanctioned in the Bible. The conflict then becomes whether to pray against something that seems sanctioned by God.

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

Title: Paola Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, Paola

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Toronto Public Library -- Toronto, Canada

Lengthy sermon describing the history of slavery, its continued cruelties, and the influence of the Church in keeping the system in place in the U.S. The speaker emphasized the relationship between Egyptian slaves and those in the U.S., as well as the response of various European countries to the institution of slavery. Included is a denouncement of the Fugitive Slave Bill.

Description of file(s): PDF 73 page, 23,292 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Bibles for the Refugees in Canada.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - August 13, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The editor tells his readers that Bibles that were promised several months ago as donations for the poor and fugitive slaves have not yet arrived.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Five Dollars Admission.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - January 15, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

The writer comments on the upcoming speaking engagement of Lajos Kossuth. He tells his readers that Kossuth is trying to raise money for ammunition which seems to contradict the cause of freedom and life that the slaves are fighting for.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Desultory Reflections. No. 2. On Knowledge.

Title: Weekly Advocate - February 25, 1837

Speaker or author: Sears, Robert

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

The writer expresses his belief that knowledge is power, but not without an emphasis on religion. The responsibility in gaining great knowledge is a moral one. He encourages his readers to seek religious knowledge and use it wisely to inspire positive change in the world.

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

Subtitle: The Bible.

Title: Weekly Advocate - January 21, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

The writer defended Christians and what he called Christian inquiry. He believed that those who thought that Christians "supersede the exercise of reason" didn't understand how faith works in the social world.

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

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