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Title: Provincial Freeman - August 22, 1855

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer responds to an editorial published in the Kent Advertiser commenting on the newspaper and its former editor. The writer perceives this as slander and quotes portions that emphasize condescension disguised as respect.

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

Subtitle: The Black Alliance of the Kent Advertiser.

Title: Provincial Freeman - December 1, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The editor takes a stand in an ongoing battle for readership among local newspapers.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Local Preference, Leasing, &c.

Title: Provincial Freeman - February 2, 1856

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer discusses ideas regarding leasing and farming land in the Canadian provinces.

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

Subtitle: Local Matters.

Title: Provincial Freeman - February 21, 1857

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

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer gives a brief overview of local news. She notes the similarities between the white and black members of the population as evidenced in the general squabbling of newspaper printers, a local political group, and local "electors."

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

Subtitle: Degrading Influence of Slavery.

Title: Provincial Freeman - June 16, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer comments on a story published in another newspaper regarding two escaped slaves living in Canada who, unable to care for themselves, contacted their master and asked to be taken back.

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

Subtitle: The Coming Political Contest.

Title: Provincial Freeman - March 29, 1856

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer tells his readers a bit about the differences in the political parties. He makes recommendations to them regarding voting in an upcoming election.

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

Subtitle: Prohibitory Law.

Title: Provincial Freeman - November 11, 1854

Speaker or author: S.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer comments on recent attempts to pass a Prohibitory Law to end the production of alcohol in Canada.

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

Subtitle: Crown Lands.

Title: Provincial Freeman - September 16, 1854

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer tells his readers that although government land is available in various parts of Canada, people of African descent are being turned away when they try to purchase property. He wants this injustice remedied, and makes suggestions for resolving the problem.

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

Subtitle: The Colored People and the Conservative Party.

Title: Provincial Freeman - September 22, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer discusses the ideals of the Conservative Party in Canada. He accuses them of conforming to racial prejudice in their efforts to appease the U.S.

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

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - February 12, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer joins with Samuel R. Ward in asking well-meaning people to stop sending the refugees and fugitive slaves boxes of old clothes. While this helped them initially, it has now become a disservice when what they really need is investment in ways to become more independent.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Amherstburgh Courier.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - January 29, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor responds to negative comments from another newspaper about a recent editorial on George Thompson, M. P., disrupted meeting in Boston.

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

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