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Subtitle: Emancipation Proclamation Ignored, And a New Scheme of Southern Despotism Boldly Initiated.

Title: Anglo-African - September 3, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers of the current violence following in the aftermath of the Civil War. Although slavery has been abolished, it has created an atmosphere of hatred in the Southern states as the newly freed slaves stand as a symbol of the defeat of the Confederacy. This is resulting in wholesale murder and mob violence.

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

Subtitle: The West India Emancipation.

Title: Anglo-African - September 3, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer offers an overview of the situation in the British West Indies after emancipation. Although the feared violence never manifested, the growing tension between the newly freed slaves and former slave-owners was more pronounced than previously believed.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: West India Emancipation.

Title: Colored American - August 5, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer explains the events surrounding the celebration of the anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies that is celebrated on August 1st. The celebration this year included signing petitions to bring about the immediate emancipation of Washington, DC.

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

Subtitle: Liberty in the British West Indies.--Emancipation of the apprentices.

Title: Colored American - July, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer announces that the idea of apprenticeship as a way to slowly emancipate slaves in the British West Indies has been abandoned. As of August 1st, the slaves of the British West Indies will be completely emancipated.

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

Subtitle: West India Emancipation.

Title: Colored American - June 16, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer explains that when the British Parliment first passed the Emancipation Act to free the slaves of the British West Indies, they tacked on an apprenticeship of six years to the deal. This was done out of fear of what may happen if the thousands of slaves were freed at once. The islands, however, rejected this clause and provided their slaves with immediate emancipation. The feared violence never manifested. It is now up to Parliament to revise their law.

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

Subtitle: Immediate Emancipation.

Title: Colored American - June 9, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer questions the fears of immediate emancipation of slaves in the U.S. that seem to be holding back legislation that will free the slaves. He points to the emancipation of the British West Indies as proof that this can be done without the bloodshed that opponents of immediate emancipation fear most.

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

Subtitle: Universal Emancipation.

Title: Colored American - March 25, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer calls for an end to slavery throughout the U.S. He advises those African Americans who live in states without slavery to present a religious life of morality and "industry" in order to promote emancipation and gain support for the cause.

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

Subtitle: Immediate Emancipation.

Title: Colored American - November 16, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer notes the success of immediate emancipation in other countries, and expresses his belief that the U.S. must follow suit.

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

Subtitle: The Certainty of Universal Emancipation.

Title: Colored American - September 22, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his view that as each country outside the U.S. frees its slaves, the U.S. gets closer to the end of slavery. The writer holds that universal emancipation is on the horizon. He asks his readers to be encouarged and to be patient.

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

Subtitle: "Emancipation Promotes Insurrection."

Title: Colored Citizen - November 7, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored Citizen (1863 - 18??)

The writer comments on an incident in England where a minister refused to invite his congregation to a lecture on emancipation. The minister aligned with the ideas of Lord Brougham regarding emancipation which seem now to the writer to be in direct contradiction to his earlier views.

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: West India Emancipation.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - June 29, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer discusses this upcoming 17th anniversary of the emancipation of the British West Indies. He stresses the importance of this one act of human reason against the evil of slavery.

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

Subtitle: Self Emancipation.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - November 4, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief note announcing the arrival of 23 more fugitives slaves to Canada.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: West India Emancipation No Failure.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - April 27, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer refers his readers to a long article on West Indies emancipation. He comments on the idea that the Negro is inferior when the facts demonstrated in the West Indies indicate otherwise.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Emancipation or Extermination.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - April 27, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer proclaims the patriotism and devotion to country of all African Americans even though they must face prejudice, injustice, and lack of protection under federal law.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Emancipation.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - April 5, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer points to several social and political events that signal the end of slavery. With the end of the war, emancipation must be included in the peace and change that follows.

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

Subtitle: The Emancipation Message.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 22, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer discusses a proposal for emancipation that Abraham Lincoln sent to Congress. This represents the first legislative step towards the abolition of slavery and the realization of freedom for millions of slaves.

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

Subtitle: West India Emancipation.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - May 4, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer reports on the current economic status of the West Indies. Since Emancipation, the islands have flourished, both socially and economically.

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

Subtitle: Brownson on Immediate Emancipation.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - October 5, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief overview of an article by the editor of another newspaper. Mr. Brownson believes that the only way to end the Civil War is with a presidential proclamation of immediate emancipation.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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