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Subtitle: Why does the Editor remove to the Country?

Title: Colored American - April 19, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer urges his readers to move to the country and become farmers. He emphasizes the unhealthy atmosphere of city life and the restorative powers of nature. Owning land, tilling the soil, and raising a family in the country are all beneficial for everyone, he believes.

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

Subtitle: Go to the country brethren.

Title: Colored American - February 9, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages his readers to buy land, move to the country, and take up farming.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Go to the country, brethren.

Title: Colored American - June 30, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer encourages African Americans to move to the country and leave the larger cities where their opportunities are limited. The employment available to them in large cities is menial and hard to come by, and living there involves enduring prejudice.

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

Subtitle: Going to the Country.

Title: Colored American - March 16, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers a brief note of encouragement to his readers regarding the purchase of land. He urges them to move from the cities and into the country.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: This Country Our Only Home.

Title: Colored American - May 9, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer explains to his readers the misunderstanding of those who wish free African Americans to immigrate to other countries. Although they are of African heritage, they were born in this country, and this country is their home. They wish only to enjoy the rights and privileges afforded to all American citizens.

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

Subtitle: What Can We Do For Our Country?

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - December 28, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

Even though the government still denies African American volunteers in the Union army, the writer tells his readers there are other ways they can help the fight for freedom.

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

Subtitle: The Cause of our Country's Troubles.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - January 5, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer answers those who charge that the current unrest in the country is being caused by African Americans.

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

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