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Subtitle: Amelioration of Slavery in Alabama.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - December 16, 1853

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer comments on the Alabama governor's statement regarding separating slave families during the sale of slaves.

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

Subtitle: Notes by the Way.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - July 14, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer relates his recent speaking tour. He finds that public sentiment is now changing and the idea of continuing slavery is now repugnant to most intelligent people in the country. Although he views the current Presidential Administration as being "pro-slavery," he believes that it is the strength of public sentiment that will succeed in ending slavery.

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

Subtitle: Keep Them at Home.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - June 23, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer briefly expresses his anger over the recent Congressional decision on the Nebraska Bill.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: "Rattlesnakes" -- Slavery Influence.

Title: Provincial Freeman - May 16, 1857

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer discusses the effects of slavery on society that reach from the acceptance of the misery on the auction block, to the advertisements that continue to appear in big city American newspapers.

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

Title: Theodore Gross

Speaker or author: Gross, Theodore, Rev.

Newspaper or publication: Watchman and Weslayan Advertiser

Detailed account of one man's experience with slavery.

Description of file(s): PDF 8 page, 2,255 word document (text and images)

Subtitle: Slavery at Washington, DC.

Title: Weekly Advocate - January 14, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

The writer expressed his outrage at learning of the sale of slaves in Washington, D.C., the supposedly free and hallowed soil of U.S. government. He warned that free people of color were not safe as long as this practice was tolerated.

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

Title: William Wells Brown

Speaker or author: Brown, William Wells, 1814?-1884

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

After reading aloud an advertisement for the sale of a slave mother and her children to be held on the 4th of July, the speaker emphasized the irony in the popularity of this date for such sales. He noted that slaveholders often chose holidays for such sales since they would be assured more buyers. The July 4th holiday was a particular favorite for sales like this. (Includes MP3 audio file.)

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,115 word document (text and images)

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