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Subtitle: Colonization. Its Unhappy Influence.

Title: Colored American - March 9, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer notes the repercussions of the current emphasis on Colonization as a solution to the "problem" of emancipation.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Our Influence Abroad.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - December 22, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

Newspaper or publication: Frederick Douglass' Paper (1851 - 18??)

The writer offers commentary on a recent lecture by historian George Bancroft. While Mr. Bancroft poetically expresses that the U.S. will be admired by other countries because of its freedom and liberty to all, the writer wonders aloud if slavery is included in this "beautiful" picture. The writer finds nothing beautiful or romantic in this depiction of the U.S. as long as there is slavery here.

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

Subtitle: The Influence of Early Education.

Title: National Reformer - February, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: National Reformer (1838 - 1839)

The writer expresses his thoughts on a recent book titled The History of the New York African Free School written by one of the school's professors. He notes that emphasis placed on the idea that black Americans are "descendents of Africa" and should therefore be pitied just encourages the caste system that is at the root of national prejudice. African Americans are American first and foremost; this is their country and they are Americans regardless of the color of their skin. Making this distinction encourages separation in a situation that is only remedied by unity.

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

Subtitle: Degrading Influence of Slavery.

Title: Provincial Freeman - June 16, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer comments on a story published in another newspaper regarding two escaped slaves living in Canada who, unable to care for themselves, contacted their master and asked to be taken back.

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

Subtitle: "Rattlesnakes" -- Slavery Influence.

Title: Provincial Freeman - May 16, 1857

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer discusses the effects of slavery on society that reach from the acceptance of the misery on the auction block, to the advertisements that continue to appear in big city American newspapers.

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

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