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Subtitle: Self Elevation.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - February 26, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer announces an upcoming lecture by Henry Bibb on the subject of agriculture.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The League.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - July 1, 1852

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

The writer discusses the newly formed League that will aid free people of African descent in agricultural, economic, and manufacturing pursuits.

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

Subtitle: Keep it Before the Refugees Friends.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - July 2, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer encourages his readers to purchase land set aside for the well being of the poor and the refugees from slavery living in Canada.

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

Subtitle: Flax Cotton.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - July 30, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

With the introduction of Chevalier Claussen's new cotton processing for flax, the writer sees an opportunity for northern free labor (in terms of agricultural endeavors) to compete with southern cotton growers and finally put an end to the system of slavery.

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

Subtitle: Editorial Letter.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - July 30, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer provides an overview of the city of Chicago and tells about his visit there.

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

Subtitle: Call for a North American Convention.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - July 30, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers the details for the upcoming anti-slavery convention to be held in Toronto. To be addressed are issues including the moral, mental, and physical education of those of African descent, along with the idea of abandoning menial employment for agricultural pursuits, and an allegiance to a government that protects their liberty.

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

Subtitle: Homes for the Refugees in Canada.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - June 1, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer shares two resolutions regarding fugitive slaves living in Canada that were passed at a recent state convention held in Michigan.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Refugees Home Society.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - June 1, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief overview of a convention held in Detroit to organize the purchase of land to house fugitive slaves living in Canada.

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

Subtitle: Agricultural Resources.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - June 17, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief commentary on the abundance of crops, timber, and available farming land in Canada.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Where Do the Canada People Find a Market for their Produce.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - June 18, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that while Detroit receives most of what Canadian farmers produce, there is a large market for these goods in the local area.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Rev. J. W. Loguen.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - March 11, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief mention of the success of Reverend Loguen's ministry amoung the refugees in St. Catherines, Ontario.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Price and Quality of Canada Lands.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - March 12, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer encourages his readers to read a letter published in another part of the newspaper regarding land prices in Canada and the benefits of settling there.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Hemp and Flax Growing.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - March 12, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer discusses the agricultural value of growing flax and hemp, two crops that do well in Canadian soil.

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

Subtitle: What do the Fugitives in Canada stand mostly in need of?

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - March 26, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

After living off charity and donations of food and clothing, the editor tells his readers that the time has come for the fugitive slaves and the poor to begin fending for themselves. He suggests that now they "produce what they consume" and stop living as beggars. The cost of shipping donations of food and clothing would be better spent on education and land.

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

Subtitle: Agricultural Fairs.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - October 8, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief overview of a recent agricultural fair held in Detroit.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Gerrit Smith's Land.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - October 8, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that land donated to African Americans in New York by Gerrit Smith was being taken by speculators. This act of generosity is now part of a great fraud and attempt to discourage recipients from settling on it.

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

Subtitle: From Hayti.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - February 9, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on the news from Hayti published in a Haytian newspaper he recently received.

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

Subtitle: Our Paper.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - July 23, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer stresses the importance and value of a weekly newspaper to people of African descent. The newspaper offers not only news that affects them directly, but also a sense of community and support in working together toward a common cause of elevation and improvement.

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

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