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Subtitle: Hon. Wm. H. Burnley's Letter to Lord John Russell.

Title: Colored American - July 11, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer replies to a letter from the immigration agent for Trinidad to a member of Britain's parliament blaming the actions of abolitionists for the current racial tension in the U.S. The agent reasoned that for free African Americans, immigration was the only rational choice. The writer disagreed with his conclusions.

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

Subtitle: The Case of John Torrence.

Title: Colored American - June 12, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief account of a ship's mate who is being held in Boston on a charge of kidnapping a free African American and holding him in irons on board a Boston ship.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Joseph John Gurney.

Title: Colored American - October 2, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer reports on Joseph John Gurney's visit to France, and gives a general overview of his efforts in the work towrads universal emancipation.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Trial of Mr. John Taylor.

Title: Colored American - September 26, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief report on the trial of a man in England who was found guilty of selling British subjects into slavery in Texas.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Lincoln Mansion and John Brown Cottage.

Title: Elevator - June 2, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer notes that these two homes, suggested as donations from African Americans to the widows of John Brown and Abraham Lincoln, are now presenting political issues for politicians who want to claim credit for the idea.

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

Subtitle: John Brown Cottage.

Title: Elevator - May 5, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer provides a brief update on efforts to purchase a home for Mary Ann Brown, John Brown's widow.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Hon. John P. Hale.

Title: Impartial Citizen - February 28, 1849

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The writer responds to those who believe that John P. Hale is an aboitionist by publishing an excerpt from a recent speech he made on the subject of slavery.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Why Antoinette Brown's Church was Closed.

Title: Provincial Freeman - May 30, 1857

Speaker or author: Isaac D.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The editors tell their readers that Reverend Antoinette Brown's church was closed after she married and had a baby.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: John Brown, The Martyr.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - December 10, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer describes the unsettled state of the country after the incident at Harper's Ferry and the execution of John Brown. He praises John Brown's life and heroic death.

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

Subtitle: John Clancy on George Bancroft.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 8, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer gives brief biographical portraits of George Bancroft and John Clancey, including his opinions of these two men.

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

Subtitle: The Family of Brown and His Associates.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - November 26, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on the proposed plans to offer financial aid to the family of John Brown. He asks them to consider that the families of John Brown's compatriots are also in need of aid.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: John Brown and His Captors.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - October 29, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer briefly comments on the actions of John Brown at Harper's Ferry.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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