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Subtitle: Ohio Land.

Title: Colored American - August 21, 1841

Speaker or author: J.

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer alerts his readers to land for sale in Ohio at a reasonable cost.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Hunting Land.

Title: Provincial Freeman - July 29, 1854

Speaker or author: C.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer tells his readers that "crowds" of men are moving into the open territory around Lake Huron to homestead land. He wonders how many of these people are of African descent. He encourages his readers to obtain property in this area while they can.

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

Subtitle: Land Agents Caught Napping.

Title: Provincial Freeman - May 9, 1857

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer describes a scheme among land agents to get Canadian men of African descent to sign a petition. Although the contents of the petition were never defined, the writer is convinced this was another scheme to defraud free black Canadians.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Land for the Refugee's Home.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - December 16, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer alerts his readers to the availability of land to anyone who meets the requirement of the Refugees' Home Society.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: A Slave Hunting for a Master.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - December 17, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief and unusual story of a slave's escape to freedom.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Slave Hunting Gas Wasted.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - January 15, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that the fugitive slave trial taking place in Detroit has ended without a verdict since the jury couldn't agree.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Land is Bought for the Fugitives.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - November 19, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer announces that the Refugees' Home Society has just purchased Canadian land that will be made available to the homeless. Details of how this land will be distributed will follow in a later issue, or the readers may contact the representatives listed.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Gerrit Smith's Land.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - October 8, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that land donated to African Americans in New York by Gerrit Smith was being taken by speculators. This act of generosity is now part of a great fraud and attempt to discourage recipients from settling on it.

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

Subtitle: Can the Church Check the Progress of Barbarism in the Land?

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 24, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

While politicians debate the morality of events like slave-burning and torture, the writer asks "where is the Church?" He wonders what the Church is doing to stop this. He answers this question by telling his readers that the Church is silent on these matters. And he adds that only the Church can intervene to sway men to reason and morality.

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

Subtitle: More Slave-Hunting in New York.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - May 5, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer notifies his readers of the recent capture of two fugitive slaves in New York.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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