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Subtitle: Editorial Correspondence.

Title: Provincial Freeman - June 10, 1854

Speaker or author: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

In a letter to the editor, the writer describes two types of aboltionists: both want freedom for the slave, but one type wants this freedom limited and restricted. There are more of this type than of those working for true human equality. His view of freedom includes human equality and civil rights, and it's this view that he encourages among those who claim to be abolitionists.

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

Title: Samuel Ringgold Ward

Speaker or author: Ward, Samuel Ringgold, b. 1817

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech in response to Daniel Webster's support of the fugitive slave bill and his position on slavery. The speaker addressed a meeting of anti-Webster representatives in Boston who were outraged by a recent speech Webster made before the Senate.

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,377 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Designs on Cuba.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - December 16, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer discusses the current debate over the acquisition of Cuba from Spain.

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

Subtitle: God or Seward--Which?

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - April 6, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer expresses his ideas on the increasing political tension over the issue of slavery that seems to be stirring the country as the southern states secede from the Union.

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

Subtitle: The Irrepressible Conflict.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - December 3, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on the current social conflict that is contributing to an atmosphere of political discontent and general apprehension throughout the country.

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: Douglass' Monthly

Brief speech in which the speaker appealed to his Irish audience for help in the fight for emancipation. He gave an example of the conditions under which the slaves live and blamed the cotton industry for the continuation of slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 2 page, 352 word document (text and images)

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