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Subtitle: The Suffrage Question.

Title: Black Republican - April 15, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Black Republican (1865)

The editor discusses the right of suffrage and a recent government petition regarding this signed by five thousand African Americans.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: State Legislation on the Temperance Question.

Title: Christian Recorder - August 17, 1854

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Christian Recorder (1852 - 1856)

The writer argues for the passage of temperance laws prohibiting the sale of intoxicating drink.

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

Subtitle: The Immigration Question.

Title: Colored American - May 2, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor explains the reasons for the negative stance that the Colored American is taking on immigration to Trinidad, Guiana, and the British West Indies.

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

Subtitle: Both Sides of the Question.

Title: Colored American - May 27, 1837

Speaker or author: Sears, Robert

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer shares a conversation he had with an advocate of colonization who justified his belief that colonization was the only solution to the "problem" of slavery. The Colonizationist believed the Abolitionists were disturbing the "happy union" with their efforts, and that colonization posed to the only hope for the peace and happiness of all concerned.

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

Subtitle: Indorsement on Our Position on the Suffrage Question.

Title: Elevator - July 28, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Elevator (1865 - 18??)

The writer accuses several California and Nevada newspapers of traitorous reporting in their views regarding the rights of African Americans.

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

Subtitle: The Cuban Question.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - February 9, 1855

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

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

The writer describes the current status of the negotiations with Spain as the U.S. attempts to obtain Cuba. The issue of slavery is playing a major role in this.

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

Subtitle: The Cuban Question.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - June 23, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

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

The writer discusses the current crisis in the push to purchase Cuba from Spain. He believes the country is on the verge of war with Spain over this effort.

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

Subtitle: Question for Debate.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - September 29, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer relates the outcome of a recent debate on slavery versus intemperance.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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