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Subtitle: Virtue, Intelligence and Money.

Title: Colored American - March 15, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer emphasizes that the way to earn respect from others is to live a life based on virtue, morality, and self-respect. He advises his readers to take care of their minds, their bodies, and their souls.

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

Subtitle: Intelligence from the South.

Title: Colored American - May 9, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer briefly discusses the negative view some people have of the work of abolitionists in the southern states.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Too Much Light for the South.

Title: Pacific Appeal - August 15, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Pacific Appeal (1862 - 188?)

The writer tells his readers that there is an assortment of writing from all over the world flowing into California that speaks against slavery. No thinker in the world as he sees it views the ideas of the Confederacy as viable. No society can survive within a system of slavery when the entire civilized world speaks against it.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Abolitionists of the South.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - May 21, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer provides news of the stirrings of discontent that are leading to civil war in the U.S.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Commerce and Manufacture at the South.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - February 11, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

As the country moves from its agricultural roots to an economy built on manufacturing, the writer wonders who will the South find to run the factories? If the answer is "the slaves," then this will require the slaves to be better educated. If this is to take place, the current system of slavery must change dramatically.

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

Subtitle: Why the South Arms.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - February 16, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on the increase in weaponry that is accumulating in the southern states.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Arrival of Free Colored People from South Carolina.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - January 26, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

As Southern states secede from the Union, free African Americans from South Carolina are arriving in New York. Free people of color are leaving the south as fast as they can fearing they will lose their freedom if they stay.

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

Subtitle: Mistakes of the South.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - November 5, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that the North holds a beacon of hope for the abolition of slavery. He asks them to remember a time before Abolitionism when the only recourse for the slave was rebellion and/or death.

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

Subtitle: African Intelligence.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - September 17, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief news snippets of current events in Monrovia received from recently arrived ships from Africa.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Fate of South Carolina.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - September 3, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer offers his thoughts on the reason why the population in South Carolina is diminishing.

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

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