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Subtitle: Lottery Gambling -- Policy Playing.

Title: Colored American - April 18, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer explains a form of gambling called "policy gambling" (a type of lottery) to his readers. He warns them of the risks and shame involved in this type of vice.

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

Subtitle: Defective in Enterprise and Policy.

Title: Colored American - April 19, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer stresses the benefits of civil rights. While they live in a racially restricted society, most African Americans in New York are not taking advantage of the civil rights they do have. He also stresses the benefits of farming and owning land.

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

Subtitle: Policy Gambling.

Title: Colored American - February 23, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer cautions his readers against the evils of gambling, especially the practice of buying lottery tickets with hard-earned pay.

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

Subtitle: Have We A War Policy?

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - April 27, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer urges his readers to develop a strategy for dealing with the coming war as it unfolds around them. He urges the free African Americans to stand as representatives for the "voiceless" who remain in bondage in the middle of this struggle. He urges them to organize and rally together for the benefit of the slave and the entire race.

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

Subtitle: A Word On Our True Policy.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - February 25, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer provides a brief overview of the political opinions on slavery espoused by the major presidential hopefuls in the upcoming election.

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

Subtitle: A Few Words More About Our True Policy.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 10, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer offers economic advice for his readers based the tenets of Quaker and Dutch societies: be thrifty, buy land, and be diligent in holding onto what you have.

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

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