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Subtitle: Eastern Controversy.

Title: Colored American - October 7, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer attempts to calm the controvery taking place among abolitionist factions in New England. Instead of working together, there is in-fighting and disagreement among the abolitionists there. He urges them to see reason and continue together towards their noble goal.

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

Subtitle: Great National Demonstration.

Title: Elevator - April 14, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor shares an article published in the Weekly Anglo-African regarding an upcoming celebration of the first anniversary of emancipation in Washington, DC. The article urges participation by all African Americans, and tells readers that more celebrations are being organized.

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

Subtitle: Great Meeting!

Title: Elevator - October 6, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor describes a rowdy meeting to elect convention delegates that he describes as a "great farce."

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

Subtitle: The Great Reaction.

Title: Pacific Appeal - March 28, 1863

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that England has responded to the Emancipation Proclamation with rousing applause. Now that this step has been taken, the writer sees no hope for the south to return to its former glory.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Great Coming Event.

Title: Pacific Appeal - November 29, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that opposition to the Emancipation Proclamation has failed to sway the president, and that it will go into effect as planned on January 1, 1863.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Colored Men of Canada and the Eastern War.

Title: Provincial Freeman - June 16, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer briefly comments on the Crimean war.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Great Excitement in Boston.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - April 9, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers of a recent capture of a alleged fugitive slave in Boston.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Great Contest is Coming.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - August 27, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that in the near future politicians will take up the cause of freedom from slavery as the major issue in their campaigns.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Great Struggle.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - July 1, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer divides the responses of the American people to the question of slavery into three camps: those who advocate Colonization, those who see slavery as a necessary economic system, and those who call for immediate emancipation of all slaves.

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

Subtitle: The Great Anti-Slavery Convention.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - July 16, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer provides an overview of a recent anti-slavery convention that took place in Chicago.

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

Subtitle: Call for a Great North American Anti Slavery Convention.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - June 18, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer suggests an anti-slavery convention be held in the western part of Canada. He asks for suggestions on place and date from his readers.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Great Eastern.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - July 7, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer discusses possible uses for the Great Eastern ship that made its maiden voyage to America in June. The ship was originally built to take advantage of the increase in immigration to Australia.

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

Subtitle: The Two Great Political Parties.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 17, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer discusses the position on slavery expressed by each political party. He tells them that the Democrats are in favor of continued slavery and encourages them to side with the Republicans. He tells them, however, that they must rely only on themselves and not trust any political party to help them.

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

Subtitle: The Great Battle at Washington.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - September 28, 1861

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer believes that plots and counter plots are being hatched in Washington as the war unfolds. He notices the changes in social perceptions about race and slavery that are now being published in local newspapers.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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