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Subtitle: Another Amistad Case. What Will Grow Out of It?

Title: Colored American - December 25, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer relates a recent incident in which slaves aboard a ship bound to New Orleans from Virginia took over the ship and escaped to Great Britain.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Lewis Tappan's Case.

Title: Colored American - June 1, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his outrage over the treatment of Lewis Tappan as he dealt with his current court case.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Case of John Torrence.

Title: Colored American - June 12, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief account of a ship's mate who is being held in Boston on a charge of kidnapping a free African American and holding him in irons on board a Boston ship.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Amistad Case.

Title: Colored American - May 23, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor gives a brief update on the events surrounding the Amistad trial.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: A Distressing Case.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - June 23, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

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

The writer tells the story of two free African American women who were sold into slavery while traveling with their employer as maids.

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

Subtitle: Insurrections, Underground Railroad, Republican Victory, Fugitive Slave Case.

Title: Provincial Freeman - November, 1857

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

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

[Copyright Permission granted August 2007.] The writer provides current news of insurrection activities in the southern states. While slaves are escaping in droves and heading to Canada, the tension and violent atmosphere is offering fertile ground for rumors of civil war. She also provides an update on the current political standing in the U.S.

Description of file(s): seven scanned, handwritten pages

Subtitle: Slave Case.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - August 27, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer relates a recent court case regarding a default on the purchase of slaves by a free man of color.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The New York Slave Case.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - January 15, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer reviews the case of a man captured as a fugitive slave in New York. Before the trial was over, the Marshal took it upon himself to defy the court and take the man to the slave owner who claimed the man as his run-away slave.

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

Subtitle: Another Slave Case in Michigan.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - June 1, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers about a recent Detroit court case in which fugitive slaves who were about to be captured were helped to escape to Canada.

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

Subtitle: The Anderson Extradition Case.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 2, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer relates the story of a fugitive, arrested for murder in Canada, who was freed by a Canadian court on a technicality in the reading of the Ashburton Treaty.

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

Subtitle: The Case of Wm. Brodie, of Nassau, N. P.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 3, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer provides a follow-up to a previously published story ("Warning to Colored Seamen") regarding a British sailor of African descent who was arrested while in port in Georgia.

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

Subtitle: A Hard Case.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - May 12, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer relates the story of a minister in Syracuse who entered into a contract with a carpenter to build a church. The carpenter, however, was never fully paid for his work and died a broken man.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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