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Subtitle: Liberia.

Title: Colored American - December 15, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on the goal of Christian missionaries to "Christianize" Africa and thus help to establish a "civilized" colony there. This work currently includes the purchase of a ship for colonizationn purposes.

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

Subtitle: Liberia News.

Title: Colored American - December 8, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on a letter published in another newspaper from a missionary in Africa who says that the American slave should feel glad to be living as he/she does since their lot is far better than the African native. The missionary asserts that the slave-trade has been of benefit to Africa. The writer contends that it is more accurate to compare Americans with Americans (white to black) than to assume that since the free African American's ancestry is in Africa that his life in this country should be compared to the native Africans now.

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

Subtitle: News From Liberia. Missions and Murder.

Title: Colored American - June 6, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on a report published in another newspaper describing hostile events taking place in Libera, Africa.

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

Subtitle: Later from Liberia.

Title: Colored American - October 2, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer briefly reports on recent events in Liberia, Africa.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Canada -- Liberia -- H. Ford Douglass -- Provincial Freeman -- Mary A. Shadd.

Title: Provincial Freeman - July 19, 1856

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer underscores the benefits of the Provincial Freeman newspaper and publications like it in helping to promote justice and freedom among those of African descent. (Partially illegible; best copy available.)

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

Subtitle: Liberia.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - April 22, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief overview of Liberian president Roberts' Inaugural Address, and the current influence of the American Colonization Society in Liberia.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: America Versus Liberia.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - July 23, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer relates the story of a recent immigrant to Liberia who was charged an excess duty when attempting to ship produce from Liberia to the U.S. This, he believes, is an injustice and not encouraging of friendly relations with the U.S.'s own colony in Africa.

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

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