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Subtitle: Gerrit Smith's Letter.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - April 26, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on a letter Gerrit Smith sent to the Postmaster General regarding the Civil War, military activities, race relations, and the end of slavery.

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

Subtitle: The Lesson of Pittsburgh Landing.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - April 26, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer briefly comments on General Halleck's order to "drive out" fugitive slaves who try to enter "within federal lines," or seek shelter with Union troops.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Story of Another Returned Emigrant from Hayti.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - April 5, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer shares stories from some African Americans who have immigrated to Hayti only to find life there difficult, unhealthy, and dangerous.

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

Subtitle: Grand Pow-Wow.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - August 20, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief overview of the ballyhoo surrounding the visit to New York of a confederate military regiment. The writer suggests that the money spent on this event could have been better used to clean the city streets.

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

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: John Brown, The Martyr.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - December 10, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer describes the unsettled state of the country after the incident at Harper's Ferry and the execution of John Brown. He praises John Brown's life and heroic death.

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

Subtitle: Doings in Virginia.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - January 7, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

John Brown's actions at Harper's Ferry have stirred a Legislative Committee in Virginia to generate an "elaborate report" that creates what the writer believes is a general antagonistic political atmosphere between the North and the South.

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

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: Edward's Ferry.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - November 2, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief account of the battle at Edward's Ferry (Ball's Bluff). The writer blames ignorance of the territory, the number of enemy troops, and a lack of basic military skill for this disaster.

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

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: This War.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - September 28, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief note on the historical significance of the Civil War.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: William Henry Hall

Speaker or author: Hall, W. H. (William Henry), fl. 1863-1864

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal

Eloquent speech praising Abraham Lincoln for emancipating the slaves. The speaker stressed that though the history of the U. S. had been fraught with an irrational oppression regarding human freedom, the government is now finally acting reasonably and rationally.

Description of file(s): PDF 17 page, 3,748 word document (text and images)

Title: William J. Watkins

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Harvard University -- Widener Library -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Speech given before a legislative committee to request the formation of an independent militia of black citizens. The speaker gave a detailed account of his request and logical reasoning for granting it.

Description of file(s): PDF 21 page, 8,061 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Liberator

Speech regarding the military history of black war heroes relating stories of their heroism. The speaker also addressed the court case that led to the emancipation of England and the British West Indies.

Description of file(s): PDF 4 page, 1,157 word document (text and images)

Title: William Wells Brown

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

Newspaper or publication: Pine and Palm

The speaker described the turbulent history of Hayti in detail stressing the battles and triumphs of its military heroes. He stressed that those seeking to immigrate to Hayti would find it rich in natural resources, especially cotton and coffee, which offered competition to slave-grown produce in the U.S. [This speech is a continuation of speech 24115, published in the June 15, 1861 issue of the Pine and Palm.]

Description of file(s): PDF 13 page, 3,436 word document (text and images)

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