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Subtitle: The Colored State.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - December 22, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Commentary on the current political emphasis on the racial makeup of some states.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Secession.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - December 22, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

The writer comments on the current political focus on secession, and the growing tension between the northern and southern states.

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

Subtitle: The Merry Christmas Time.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - December 29, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

The writer comments on the Christmas season, and encourages his readers to give to the poor.

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

Subtitle: A Cool Head.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - December 29, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

The writer comments on the idea that, unlike some of his political contemporaries, Abraham Lincoln doesn't drink alcohol.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Honor Justly Due.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - January 12, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

The writer addresses the question regarding the Constitution's stance on slavery. He wonders aloud why there is a call to amend the Cosntitution to include slavery if it is (as assumed) already a pro-slavery document. This issue is being hotly debated in Congress.

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

Subtitle: Learning to Think.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 23, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Brief commentary on the unsettled state of the country as it approaches war. Free African Americans are volunteering to fight; and slaves are becoming increasingly sensitive to what is happening around them.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: A Merry-Making.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - May 12, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Commentary on the recent Democratic Convention. The writer expresses a tongue-in-cheek review of some of the political debate regarding the place African Americans will hold in the current social structure.

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

Subtitle: Grand Democratic Musical Festival and Breakdown.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - May 12, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

Detailed review of a recent festival performance given in Charleston, South Carolina.

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

Subtitle: That Oyster Bed.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - October 7, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

The writer comments on recent changes in the U.S. He now sees a decline in the dominance of the "old families" of Virginia in the political arena as well as a renewed interest in restoring the slave trade.

Description of file(s): one scanned, newspaper column

Subtitle: The Fate of South Carolina.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - September 3, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

The writer offers his thoughts on the reason why the population in South Carolina is diminishing.

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

Title: William Howard Day

Speaker or author: Day, William Howard, d. 1900

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech delivered during a celebration of the anniversary of the August 1st emancipation of the British West Indies. The speaker emphasized the potential positive future for African Americans now that the war was over and they were free. The speaker stressed that their future success was up to them now.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 714 word document (text and images)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Toronto Globe

Overview of speech delivered before a Canadian audience explaining various theories on what started the Civil War and what its possible outcome might be. (Speech 24170 is a duplicate of this speech.)

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 684 word document (text and images)

Title: William P. Powell

Speaker or author: Powell, William P.

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

The speaker addressed a recent essay noting that slavery had become morally and ethically understood in the U. S. as "Negro slavery." In this sense, only one form of slavery was "right" and any other form of slavery was considered "wrong." The government could then condone enslaving one segment of humanity and denounce and abhor enslaving any other. If slavery was admissible, he argued, then enslaving white people should be admissible as well. He also addressed the current conception that the slaves were content in their condition.

Description of file(s): PDF 6 page, 1,558 word document (text and images)

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