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Subtitle: The Aliened American.

Title: Aliened American - April 9, 1853

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Aliened American (1853 - 1877)

The editor announces with this the first issue of the Aliened American newspaper its mission statement; community goals; and the names of contributing writers and supporters.

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

Subtitle: American Colonization Society.

Title: Aliened American - April 9, 1853

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Aliened American (1853 - 1877)

The writer points out a discrepancy in the number of immigrants reportedly colonized in Liberia and the amount of money the American Colonization Society say they have invested in each person participating in this project.

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

Subtitle: The American Citizen--Canada Mission--Ourself.

Title: Colored American - April 10, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer replies to an article in the American Citizen newspaper indicating that fugitives are being aided in their escape to Canada. He says that the belief that African Americans who succeed in other countries will reflect positively on those left in the U.S. is just another scam to realize the goals of Colonization. He wonders why it's necessary for African Americans to leave their home country to show their own worth when they can do this now where they are.

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

Subtitle: American Colonization.

Title: Colored American - August 11, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on the American Colonization Society. While he views it as an evil scheme, he believes it to be ultimately powerless in the face of ethical reasoning.

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

Subtitle: The Last Number of the Colored American.

Title: Colored American - December 7, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor tells his readers that unless some unexpected funds reach the newspaper immediately they will have to stop publication. He focuses on the recent status of subscriptions and donations, and the financial troubles of the newspaper. He also stresses the benefits the newspaper offers to all African Americans.

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

Subtitle: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Title: Colored American - February 23, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: The means of our elevation.

The writer urges his readers to seek to elevate themselves through virtuous living. He emphasizes economy, industry, education, and the pursuit of honorable employment. He suggests to his readers that the best way they can elevate themselves is by living an honest, moral and ethical life.

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

Subtitle: American Inconsistency.

Title: Colored American - January 20, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer asks again why the U.S. delays action towards the emancipation of its slaves. In order to make his point, he shares a speech against slavery delivered in 1797 by William Pinkney.

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

Subtitle: The Curse of the American Nation and Church.

Title: Colored American - June 22, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer comments on the influence of the Church in continuing the system of slavery.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Sixth Anniversary of the American Anti-Slavery Society.

Title: Colored American - May 11, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer announces an upcoming convention to be held on the anniversary of the American Anti-Slavery Society. He briefly mentions the challenges that lay ahead for this organization.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: American Colonization Society.

Title: Colored American - May 27, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Despite its good intentions, the writer believes that the American Colonization movement is a politically motivated ploy to remove people of color from the U.S., and thus solve the moral problem of slavery.

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

Subtitle: Anniversary of the American Anti-Slavery Society.

Title: Colored American - May 6, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer announces the anniversary celebration of the American Anti-Slavery Society. This organization holds an important place in a country whose government and Churches are swayed by prejudice, a system based on slaveholding, and continued corruption.

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

Subtitle: An American Citizen murdered!! The Press destroyed!!! The Spirit of Slavery triumphant!!!

Title: Colored American - November 25, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor reports details regarding the death of a newspaper owner in Alton, Illinois who was murdred by a mob set on destroying his printing press.

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

Subtitle: Gerrit Smith, Esq. and the Colored American.

Title: Colored American - November 9, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer defends the Colored American and its editors regarding negative remarks made by several prominent African American men in the New York State Anti-Slavery Society.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: More consistent than American Christians.

Title: Colored American - October 6, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer shares an article from the British and Foreign Review comparing the way believers practice the religion of Islam with that of the way Christianity is practiced. The writer then comments on this article, noting the silent condoning of prejudice and slavery that is accepted in U.S. churches. This action is absent in mosques in the Eastern world.

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

Subtitle: The American Magazine and Repository of Useful Literature.

Title: Colored American - September 11, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer gives a brief overview of the first issue of a new monthly magazine devoted to literature, art, and science.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The American Flag and Morning Call.

Title: Elevator - November 17, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer offers brief assessments of two newspapers: one he likes, the other he dislikes.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Ought the American Colored People of this Coast to Celebrate the Ensuing Fourth of July?

Title: Pacific Appeal - May 2, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer addresses the question of whether African Americans should celebrate the July 4th holiday since it doesn't really mark their freedom like it does for white Americans. He suggests that from now on the celebration of the emancipation of the British West Indies (usually celebrated on August 1st) be celebrated on July 4th. This way, the Fourth of July could truly be a national holiday giving all Americans a way to celebrate freedom.

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

Subtitle: Central American Affairs.

Title: Provincial Freeman - February 14, 1857

Speaker or author: C.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer relates the current status of American filibuster [William] Walker in Nicaragua. President Mora of Costa Rica offered free steamship passage out of Central America to anyone who would desert Walker's ranks. The situation with Walker and his army is now dire.

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

Subtitle: American Sunday School Union and American Tract Society.

Title: Provincial Freeman - July 4, 1857

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer offers a brief critique of educational and religious societies in Canada and the U.S. Most he concludes are hypocritical.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Relations of Canada to American Slavery.

Title: Provincial Freeman - March 24, 1853

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer discusses the role of Canada in U.S. efforts to capture runaway slaves. Since Canada is a British province, and since there are no slaves on British soil, slaves are not considered fugitives once they cross into Canada. He emphasizes the problems this relationship creates between the two countries.

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

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