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Title: Abraham D. Shadd

Speaker or author: Shadd, Abraham D.

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Speech given on the anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies stressing the political implications of this and the continued slavery in the U.S.

Description of file(s): PDF 10 page, 2,565 word document (text and images)

Title: Mary Ann Shadd Cary

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman

The speaker opened a debate on the merits of emigration to Canada by the free people of color. She emphasized the benefits of the climate, economy, opportunities in agriculture and property ownership, and the positive character of the Canadian people.

Description of file(s): PDF 7 page, 1,482 word document (text and images)

Title: Mary Ann Shadd Cary

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: AD -- Ontario Archives -- Toronto, Canada -- Mary Shadd Cary Papers

Copyright Permission granted by the Archives of Ontario (August 2007). -- Sermon regarding the role of women in slavery and society in general.

Description of file(s): PDF 9 page, 1,327 word document (text and images)

Title: Mary Ann Shadd [Cary]

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: British Banner

Brief speech regarding fugitive slaves who had escaped to Canada and were now prospering there. The speaker called for action to promote the freedom to settle in Canada by all those who desired to do so regardless of race.

Description of file(s): PDF 1 page, 200 word document (text and image)

Subtitle: Politics.

Title: Provincial Freeman - 1858

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

[Copyright permission granted August 2007.] The writer tells her readers that the newspaper usually remains independent in its political reporting, but that there's a vast difference between being independent and being neutral. She expresses a brief opinion of the current political atmosphere in the U.S.

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

Title: Provincial Freeman - April 18, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer tells her readers that recently C. C. Foote of the Refugees Home Society has taken action to obtain property from two of the home's tenants.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: Provincial Freeman - April 18, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer responds briefly to a letter the newspaper received from the Refugees Home. The letter indicates the humiliating treatment in the name of charity that C. C. Foote's is providing there. Fugitives arriving in Canada are looking for freedom and equality, not pity and handouts.

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

Title: Provincial Freeman - April 18, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

From a source at the Refugee Home, the writer learns of a legal battle to obtain land for the Home from a deceased settler.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Things most Needed.

Title: Provincial Freeman - April 25, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer tells her readers that what Canadian people of African descent really need is a good British education. What they don't need (or want) are the prejudices, slavery, charity, and politics of the United States.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The "Raleigh Plains" Lands.

Title: Provincial Freeman - April 25, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer alerts her readers to the likely disposal of land by the Canadian government to speculators since most of it is under water. This action would remove those who have settled there in hopes of establishing a homestead.

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

Subtitle: The Hon. Colonel Prince in Parliament.

Title: Provincial Freeman - April 4, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer briefly comments on recent activity in Canadian Parliament.

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

Subtitle: "Stealing the Livery of Heaven to Serve the Devil."

Title: Provincial Freeman - April 4, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer responds to those who believe that the refugees from slavery who are arriving in her area are needing of aid and in a dire state. The assumption that those of African descent living in Canada are needy and barely surviving is insulting.

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

Subtitle: Anti-Slavery Meetings in Chatham.

Title: Provincial Freeman - April 8, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer provides an overview of a recent lecture on the subject of slavery.

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

Subtitle: Meetings at Philadelphia.

Title: Provincial Freeman - April 8, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer condemns the Dred Scott decision and thus lends her voice to those who participated in a recent meeting regarding this in Philadelphia. She urges those African American leaders who protested this decision to immigrate to Canada.

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

Subtitle: Rowdyism by three Trustees.

Title: Provincial Freeman - April 8, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer describes an angry event that erupted in a local church that caused services to end prematurely. The subject of slavery created a row which highlighted the current rift within the local community between Canadians of African descent and the newly arrived American fugitive slaves.

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

Subtitle: Editorial Correspondence No. 2.

Title: Provincial Freeman - August 8, 1857

Speaker or author: Shadd, Isaac D.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer tells of his travels on a lecture journey across the U.S. and parts of Canada.

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

Subtitle: Canadian Churches fellowshiping the Proslavery Religious Bodies of the United States.

Title: Provincial Freeman - December 13, 1856

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer discusses the influence of the "American Church" on the continuation of the system of slavery in the U.S.

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

Subtitle: Beggars.

Title: Provincial Freeman - December 27, 1856

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer warns readers about the spread of those who collect money illegally under the guise of helping the poor.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Local Matters.

Title: Provincial Freeman - February 21, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer gives a brief overview of local news. She notes the similarities between the white and black members of the population as evidenced in the general squabbling of newspaper printers, a local political group, and local "electors."

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

Subtitle: Pay us what you Owe.

Title: Provincial Freeman - February 28, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer admonishes her readers for not paying their subscription bills.

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

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