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Subtitle: President Pierce's Inaugural.

Title: Aliened American - April 9, 1853

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Aliened American (1853 - 1877)

The writer provides commentary on the inaugural speech of President Franklin Pierce. In his address, Pierce offered his thoughts on issues ranging from economic growth, westward expansion, and the continuation of slavery in the Southern states. He carefully refers to slavery as "involuntary servitude," and tells his audience that this is constitutional in the states that allow it.

Description of file(s): four scanned newspaper pages (seven columns)

Subtitle: Assassination of President Lincoln.

Title: Black Republican - April 22, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Black Republican (1865)

The writer responds to the death of Abraham Lincoln. He tells his readers that the same expression of social cruelty that subjected the country to slavery has taken the life of a great man.

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

Subtitle: Andrew Johnson President of the United States.

Title: Black Republican - April 22, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Black Republican (1865)

The writer briefly discusses the support he assures his readers that Andrew Johnson will receive from African Americans who trust his leadership and commitment to freedom for all citizens.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: President's Message.

Title: Colored American - December 15, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief comment on a recent presidential speech. The writer suggests that by the his silence on the subject of abolition, Martin Van Buren has offered a boost to the American Colonization Society's cause.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Our Next President.

Title: Colored American - March 29, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encouarges his readers to vote with the Whig party.

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

Subtitle: Management of the President's House.

Title: Colored American - November 20, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor tells his readers that while President Tyler does hold two slaves, he has a staff of African American servants who are paid an annual salary for their work. This is the first president to hire an African American as his head butler.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Third Anniversary of President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.

Title: Elevator - December 15, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer alerts his readers to plans being made to celebrate the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation in January.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The President's Message.

Title: Pacific Appeal - December 12, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer provides a brief commentary on Abraham Lincoln's recent address to the nation. Included here is an excerpt from that speech.

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

Subtitle: President's Message.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - January 15, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on remarks made by the president regarding unfavorable bills that have passed into law. The president seems to defend the existence of laws like the Fugitive Slave Law by stressing that the will of the people can repeal it if this is what they want.

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

Subtitle: President Making.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - April 28, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments briefly on what he believes are the problems associated with presidential elections including slander, lying, and back-stabbing. But lately a new and "unmanagable" issue is on the ballot: what should be done about "the black man."

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

Subtitle: The President's Message.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - December 7, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

Abraham Lincoln's main concern is to preserve the Union. His struggle to find a way of doing this, keeping peace, and finding a way to integrate former slaves into the social structure is frustrating to this writer who looks to the president for a swift solution. At this point, slaves are viewed as property and therefore freed as part of the Union's response to the southern rebellion.

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

Subtitle: President Lincoln's Inaugurat.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 16, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on President Lincoln's inaugural address.

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

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