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Subtitle: Temperance.

Title: Colored American - May 20, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer recommends that the subject of temperance be included in upcoming conventions held by the Methodist Church. He went on to express his beliefs in the benefits of a life devoted to the abstinance of alcoholic drinks.

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

Subtitle: Domestic Habits.

Title: Colored American - September 30, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer stresses that good moral habits begin at home. If parents are moral, industrious, and place a strong emphasis on improvement and elevation, their children will adopt similar habits. Strong moral, spiritual, and industrious habits offer a way of being perceived by the community in a positive light, and do much to deter social prejudice.

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

Title: Frisby Cooper

Speaker or author: Cooper, Frisby

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Speech given by 11 year old Frisby Cooper, president of the Juvenile Total Abstinence Association on the August 1st anniversary celebration of the emancipation of the British West Indies. Emphasis is placed on the evils of alcohol and its negative effect on the moral advancement of people of color.

Description of file(s): PDF 3 page, 619 word document (text and images)

Title: N. Smith

Speaker or author: Smith, N.

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

Temperance speech comparing the addiction to alcohol with slavery. Emphasis is place on the idea that slavery is just as much an enemy to human health as alcohol is. (Last page of speech is missing in original and therefore in this version.)

Description of file(s): PDF 5 page, 1,119 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Temperance Progress.

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - April 7, 1842

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate (1842 - 18??)

The writer offers commentary on the current trend towards abstinence of drinking alcohol and aligning with the ideas of the Temperance movement among African Americans.

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

Title: Sarah Parker Remond

Speaker or author: Remond, Sarah Parker, 1826-1887?

Newspaper or publication: Dumfries and Galloway Courier

Brief overview of speech urging total abstinence of "intoxicating drink."

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 146 word document (text and image)

Subtitle: Temperance in Canada.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - February 12, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief overview of a monthly temperance meeting in Sandwich township.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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