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Subtitle: Rev. Wm. King.--The Buxton Settlement.

Title: Provincial Freeman - April 15, 1854

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer describes the Elgin Settlement established by Reverend William King. This Christian community offers a way for people of African descent to live together in peace, harmony and prosperity.

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

Subtitle: "Stealing the Livery of Heaven to Serve the Devil."

Title: Provincial Freeman - April 4, 1857

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

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer responds to those who believe that the refugees from slavery who are arriving in her area are needing of aid and in a dire state. The assumption that those of African descent living in Canada are needy and barely surviving is insulting.

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

Subtitle: Speeches of Mr. Dall of Canada, and Mr. Remond of the United States, on the 1st of August, at Abington, Massachusetts.

Title: Provincial Freeman - August 19, 1854

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer offers his opinions of the views of two anti-slavery lecturers. This is mainly a critique of the opinons of Mr. Dall on the future success of people of African descent living in Canada.

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

Title: Provincial Freeman - May 12, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer contends that continuing the idea that people of African descent who immigrate to Canada are ignorant and unable to care for themselves does more harm than good. Helping these people find jobs and property is beneficial. Treating them like ignorant children is degrading.

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

Subtitle: Prejudice Against Color in Canada.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - February 26, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer responds to a note sent to another newspaper by a Member of Parliament asking to discontinue his subscription on the grounds that this newspaper advocated the establishment of "colored settlements" in Canada.

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

Subtitle: The Globe and Colonel Prince.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - January 29, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer responds to an editorial published in another newspaper questioning the support that people of African descent living in Canada are giving to Colonel Prince in his bid for Canadian Parliament membership.

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

Subtitle: New York Express.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - November 5, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that by relying on imported food and goods produced in the U.S. Canada is tacitly supporting the slave system. He suggests looking to England and domestically for these things.

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

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