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Subtitle: Insidious Politics of the N. Y. Citizen.

Title: Anglo-African - September 3, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Anglo-African (1863 - 1865)

The writer responds to a note published in another newspaper saying that free African Americans will not be content to rank themselves among those newly freed slaves who that author believes do not yet have the "rudiments of civilization."

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Politics.

Title: Colored American - October 10, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer stresses the importance of political action and the exercising of voting rights in the work to abolish slavery.

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

Subtitle: Religion and Politics.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - February 16, 1855

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

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

The writer expresses his view that a good Christian makes a good politician. He emphasizes the authority of the Church in the average person's life. He notes that a man's character should be judged on his actions, not just on his words.

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

Subtitle: Politics.

Title: Provincial Freeman - 1858

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

[Copyright permission granted August 2007.] The writer tells her readers that the newspaper usually remains independent in its political reporting, but that there's a vast difference between being independent and being neutral. She expresses a brief opinion of the current political atmosphere in the U.S.

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

Subtitle: Politics.

Title: Provincial Freeman - January 31, 1857

Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer tells readers that the newspaper takes a neutral stance in Canadian politics. Any political commentary published within the newspaper's columns are not the expressed views of the newspaper itself.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Our Politics.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - July 30, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer expresses what he believes should be the political view of all African Americans: to support those who "guard the rights and interests of all -- the weak and the strong."

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

Subtitle: Politics of the Free Colored People in New York.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - October 15, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on a letter received from a newspaper correspondent on the subject of slavery, politics, and racial prejudice in New York state.

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

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