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Subtitle: The Aliened American.

Title: Aliened American - April 9, 1853

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Aliened American (1853 - 1877)

The editor announces with this the first issue of the Aliened American newspaper its mission statement; community goals; and the names of contributing writers and supporters.

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

Subtitle: American Colonization Society.

Title: Aliened American - April 9, 1853

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Aliened American (1853 - 1877)

The writer points out a discrepancy in the number of immigrants reportedly colonized in Liberia and the amount of money the American Colonization Society say they have invested in each person participating in this project.

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

Subtitle: The American Citizen--Canada Mission--Ourself.

Title: Colored American - April 10, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer replies to an article in the American Citizen newspaper indicating that fugitives are being aided in their escape to Canada. He says that the belief that African Americans who succeed in other countries will reflect positively on those left in the U.S. is just another scam to realize the goals of Colonization. He wonders why it's necessary for African Americans to leave their home country to show their own worth when they can do this now where they are.

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

Subtitle: American Colonization.

Title: Colored American - August 11, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on the American Colonization Society. While he views it as an evil scheme, he believes it to be ultimately powerless in the face of ethical reasoning.

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

Subtitle: The Last Number of the Colored American.

Title: Colored American - December 7, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor tells his readers that unless some unexpected funds reach the newspaper immediately they will have to stop publication. He focuses on the recent status of subscriptions and donations, and the financial troubles of the newspaper. He also stresses the benefits the newspaper offers to all African Americans.

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

Subtitle: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Title: Colored American - February 23, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: The means of our elevation.

The writer urges his readers to seek to elevate themselves through virtuous living. He emphasizes economy, industry, education, and the pursuit of honorable employment. He suggests to his readers that the best way they can elevate themselves is by living an honest, moral and ethical life.

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

Subtitle: American Inconsistency.

Title: Colored American - January 20, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer asks again why the U.S. delays action towards the emancipation of its slaves. In order to make his point, he shares a speech against slavery delivered in 1797 by William Pinkney.

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

Subtitle: The Colonization Herald.

Title: Colored American - January 27, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his rejection of the goals and ideals of colonization and the societies formed to promote it.

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

Subtitle: Phoenixonian Society.

Title: Colored American - July 13, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers a description and critique of the recent anniversary celebration of the New York chapter of the Phoenixonian Literary Society.

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

Subtitle: Moral Reform Society.

Title: Colored American - July 29, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer urges his readers to join the Moral Reform Society. He believes that the best way to gain social acceptance is for African Americans to present a moral, industrious, and intelligent manner to the general public.

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

Subtitle: Colonization in Philadelphia.

Title: Colored American - June 16, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer describes the events at a Colonization meeting held in Philadelphia. Although it was supposed to be open to everyone, African Americans were excluded. One African American man who got into the meeting, however, said it was merely a fund raiser and based on the fear of violence if the slaves were set free.

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

Subtitle: Like Society, Like Advocates.

Title: Colored American - June 2, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor responds to a comment made about his move to the country from the city of New York that was delivered before a meeting of the anti-slavery society. He notes that some of the information given about his motivations is incorrect.

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

Subtitle: Colonization Convention.

Title: Colored American - June 2, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his opposition to the American Colonization Society and its upcoming convention. He singles out Thomas Frelinghuysen who is one of the notable attendees and expresses his dismay that Mr. Frelinghuysen is choosing to align himself with the goals of this society.

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

Subtitle: The Curse of the American Nation and Church.

Title: Colored American - June 22, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on the influence of the Church in continuing the system of slavery.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Colonization. Its Unhappy Influence.

Title: Colored American - March 9, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer notes the repercussions of the current emphasis on Colonization as a solution to the "problem" of emancipation.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Sixth Anniversary of the American Anti-Slavery Society.

Title: Colored American - May 11, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer announces an upcoming convention to be held on the anniversary of the American Anti-Slavery Society. He briefly mentions the challenges that lay ahead for this organization.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Colored people always opposed to Colonization.

Title: Colored American - May 13, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor includes an excerpt from an 1827 issue of the Freedom's Journal to prove that the majority of African Americans have never agreed with the idea of colonization. Colonization presented some grand ideas and goals, but the decesdants of slaves born in the U.S. have only considered the U.S. their home. The majority of African Americans are committed to the belief that equality and racial harmony are reasonable and achievable goals in this country.

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

Subtitle: Colonization Society.

Title: Colored American - May 13, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Overview of a celebration held on the anniversary of the Colonization Society. Several ministers spoke and admitted to silent compliance with the system of slavery in their sermons. The idea was to encourage African Americans to agree with colonization based on the notion that because of the Church's "admittedly evil pact with Satan" in promoting slavery, there was no chance for freed people of color to advance out of their current social situation in the U.S. The only hope expressed by these ministers was for African Americans to agree with the tenets of the Colonization Society and move to Africa.

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

Subtitle: Pittsburgh Temperance Society.

Title: Colored American - May 20, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his view that a commitment to temperance and punctual attendance at meetings devoted to this cause promotes the idea that African Americans are industrious, pious and moral people. He believes that presenting a moral and industrious image helps to counter the stereotyping that prejudice promotes.

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

Subtitle: American Colonization Society.

Title: Colored American - May 27, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Despite its good intentions, the writer believes that the American Colonization movement is a politically motivated ploy to remove people of color from the U.S., and thus solve the moral problem of slavery.

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

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