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Subtitle: The Re-Opening of the Slave Trade.

Title: Anglo-African Magazine - September, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Anglo-African Magazine (1859 - 1860)

The writer expresses the fears most African Americans hold now: that Congress will pass laws that will resume the slave trade in the U.S.

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

Subtitle: Domestic Habits.

Title: Colored American - April 19, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer urges his readers to be frugal and thrifty and to share what they can with those less fortunate.

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

Subtitle: The Domestic Slave Trade.

Title: Colored American - November 25, 1837

Speaker or author: Cornish, Samuel E. (Samuel Eli), 1795?-1858

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer relates a story of a black British sailor who is arrested in Washington, DC on suspicion that he is a fugitive slave. The law required that a white man step forward to validate his claim that he is a free man or the sailor would be sold into slavery to pay the expense of his arrest.

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

Subtitle: Domestic Habits.

Title: Colored American - September 30, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer stresses that good moral habits begin at home. If parents are moral, industrious, and place a strong emphasis on improvement and elevation, their children will adopt similar habits. Strong moral, spiritual, and industrious habits offer a way of being perceived by the community in a positive light, and do much to deter social prejudice.

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

Subtitle: The Fugitive Slave Law Pronounced Unconstitutional.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - June 23, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

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

The writer shares with his readers a recent decision made by the Supreme Court of Wisconsin. The judge decided that the Fugitive Slave Law was unconstitutional since it deprived a person of his liberty without "due process of the law."

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

Subtitle: The Fugitive Slave Law.

Title: Impartial Citizen - October 26, 1850

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Impartial Citizen (1849 - 1851)

The writer details some of the provisions of the Fugitive Slave Law. He emphasizes the injustice and potential societal disaster this law can bring about.

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

Subtitle: The Slave Margaret.

Title: Provincial Freeman - April 5, 1856

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer relates different versions of the fate of Margaret Garner, her baby, and those aboard the steamship Henry Lewis.

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

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 Market at the North.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - April 9, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer discusses the role money plays in the business of slave hunting, and the futures of fugitive slaves.

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

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: A Slave Hunting for a Master.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - December 17, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief and unusual story of a slave's escape to freedom.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: New Slave Market.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - February 12, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer informs his readers that the Mormons are now holding slaves and condoning slavery.

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: Slave Hunting Gas Wasted.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - January 15, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that the fugitive slave trial taking place in Detroit has ended without a verdict since the jury couldn't agree.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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: Slave Hunters Baffled.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - June 17, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells the story of a fugitive slave who chose a prison sentence for a crime he didn't commit to avoid returning to slavery.

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

Subtitle: Slave Laws.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - September 23, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer shares a passage from the written laws on slave behavior published in Kentucky and shared with Maryland and Virginia. The punishments for crimes committed by slaves in these states range from branding, whipping, removing of one hand, beheading, along with severed head and body parts displayed in public.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Fugitive Slave Law Ripening.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - September 24, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer briefly relates the experience of a man accused of being a fugitive slave.

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

Subtitle: The Slave Trade.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - April 27, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

Although illegal, greed and corruption within government agencies has kept alive the African Slave Trade. The writer expects the Lincoln Administration to put an end to this once and for all.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Our Soldiers Not To Be Used As Slave Hounds.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 8, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

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

Although some representatives believed that the bill under consideration in Congress might repeal the Fugitive Slave Law, others proposed an end to the practice of Union soldiers returning runaway slaves to their masters. After much debate, the bill to prohibit Union officers from ordering the return of fugitive slaves to their masters was passed.

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

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