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Subtitle: Our Traveling Agent.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - April 8, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that an agent from the newspaper will be traveling through New England and the midwest. He suggests that anyone with "freight for the Underground Railroad," contact this agent for assistance.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Self Emancipated.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - April 9, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer recounts the experience of a fugitive slave who has just arrived in Canada.

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

Subtitle: Agriculture.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - April 9, 1851

Speaker or author: Farm Work for March.

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

The writer discusses the current planting season and makes suggestions to farmers.

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 - April 9, 1851

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

The writer tells his readers that what the fugitive slaves living in Canada need more than anything right now is knowledge and strength. Instead of clothing and food, he asks those who want to help to contribute land and education. These will better help the poor and fugitives build their own futures.

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

Subtitle: Slave Market at the North.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - April 9, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer discusses the role money plays in the business of slave hunting, and the futures of fugitive slaves.

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

Subtitle: A Word of Friendly Counsel.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - April 9, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer warns his readers to beware of unscrupulous men who, under the guise of capturing fugitive slaves (per the Fugitive Slave Law), are kidnapping free people of African descent and selling them into slavery in the U.S. slave states.

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

Subtitle: Great Excitement in Boston.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - April 9, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers of a recent capture of a alleged fugitive slave in Boston.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Dawn Mills.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - April 9, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that the people of African descent who live in Dawn Mills tend to be better educated, more hospitable, and more independent than those who live in Chatham.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Anti-Slavery Meetings in Canada.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - April 9, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer combines a mention of recent church meetings with a brief overview of the presence of schools in the Chatham area.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Refugees' Home Society.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - August 12, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer discusses the goals and objectives of the Refugees' Home Society. With 35 to 40 thousand fugitive slaves already located in Canada and more arriving daily, the society was formed to address issues of poverty, education, and aid for these refugees from slavery.

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

Subtitle: Bloomerism and Slavery.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - August 12, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer briefly relates the story of a female fugitive slave who escaped slavery by dressing as a man.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Thirty Thousand Fugitives.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - August 13, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer provides an update on the current status of the fugitive slaves and refugees living in Canada.

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

Subtitle: American Slavery.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - August 13, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer expresses his views of slavery, its effect on the state of the Union, and its social ramifications. The system of slavery has been in place for so long that it's become an accepted part of society in the U.S. Without questioning the moral and ethical implications of this, change is impossible.

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

Subtitle: Contributions for the Refugees.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - August 13, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor thanks those who have contributed clothing to the poor in his area. He tells his readers, however, that there is no longer a need for donations of clothing but that they could use medical aid at this point instead.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Bibles for the Refugees in Canada.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - August 13, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor tells his readers that Bibles that were promised several months ago as donations for the poor and fugitive slaves have not yet arrived.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Slaves in Canada.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - August 13, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer responds to an article in another newspaper saying that fugitive slaves are living in decaying war barracks in Canada. The article describes much poverty and suffering there.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Free Again.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - August 13, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer provides a brief glimpse into the sometimes complex living situations of slave families.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Elect Your Delegates.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - August 13, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor encourages his readers to choose delegates to attend the upcoming convention in Toronto.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Convention of Colored Men.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - August 13, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer gives an overview of a recent convention in New York. During the convention, delegates agreed to oppose the goals and actions of the American Colonization Society. The writer details some of the reasons for this stance.

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

Subtitle: Amherstburg Courier.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - August 26, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer responds to the editor of the Amerherstburg Courier who was upset by a recent article on prejudice in the press published in the Voice of the Fugitive that referred to his newspaper's reporting ethics.

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

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