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Subtitle: The Reserve Guard.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - August 24, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer argues for the establishment of a reserve guard composed of African American volunteers ready to fight for freedom.

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

Subtitle: Changes.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - August 31, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer points out that he believes the main difference between the races is the way they each handle life's difficulties. He tells his readers that while one class of people sees difficulty as something to triumph over, the other sees it as an insurmountable problem. He offers a couple of examples to prove his point.

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

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: Swift Retribution.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - February 8, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer briefly describes events that justify any retribution the country may set in motion once the Civil War is over. He holds the South and southern slave holders accountable for most of the problems that have occured within the national government.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Emancipation Message.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 22, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer discusses a proposal for emancipation that Abraham Lincoln sent to Congress. This represents the first legislative step towards the abolition of slavery and the realization of freedom for millions of slaves.

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

Subtitle: Our Soldiers Not To Be Used As Slave Hounds.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 8, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

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

Although some representatives believed that the bill under consideration in Congress might repeal the Fugitive Slave Law, others proposed an end to the practice of Union soldiers returning runaway slaves to their masters. After much debate, the bill to prohibit Union officers from ordering the return of fugitive slaves to their masters was passed.

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

Subtitle: This vs. That.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - October 12, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer shares several snippets of news regarding the actions, pro-slavery and against, of several high ranking Union military officers. Some are reprimanded for taking steps towards emancipation; some are rewarded for continuing the status quo regarding slavery.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Let Us Drill!

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - October 5, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

Although the federal government has not as yet requested African American troops, the writer urges his readers to prepare to fight for their rightful place as free and acknowledged citizens of the U.S.

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

Subtitle: A Colored Soldier at Bull Run.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - September 12, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief account of the heroic action of James Reeder, an Africa American who was accepted as a volunteer during the battle of Bull Run.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: "The Fatal Step Backward."

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - September 21, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The Daily Times newspaper has published a letter from the president ordering General Fremont to modify his proclamation relating to the emancipation of slaves. The writer stresses that now is the time to petition Congress and apply pressure for the "Immediate Emancipation" of all slaves.

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

Subtitle: The Great Battle at Washington.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - September 28, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer believes that plots and counter plots are being hatched in Washington as the war unfolds. He notices the changes in social perceptions about race and slavery that are now being published in local newspapers.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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