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Subtitle: Northern Humiliation and Southern Spirit.

Title: Anglo-African - August 26, 1965

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on the demeanor of Robert E. Lee as he surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant. The writer notes that there was no humility in this surrender and it seemed to be based more on the South's inability to feed its troops than on any admission of wrong. This, he believes, leaves open the question of continuing the institution of slavery.

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

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 Southern Field and the Proper Agents.

Title: Anglo-African - September 9, 1865

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer explains that African Americans from the northern states are traveling south to offer education to the newly freed slaves. This action, he believes, is more beneficial to them than the good intentions of white educators who may unconsciously instill a feeling of inferiority and low self-esteem to those they teach. These well-intentioned white teachers in referring to newly freed slaves as "poor unfortunate creatures" are already assuming that the rescue of those they consider less than human.

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

Subtitle: Northern distress produced by Southern slavery.

Title: Colored American - May 13, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his views regarding the negative impact that southern slavery has on the economics of the northern states.

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

Subtitle: Fillmore's Southern Tour.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - April 12, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

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

The writer comments on a speech delivered by former president Millard Fillmore delivered in New Orleans during his tour of the southern states.

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

Subtitle: Southern Methodists on Dancing.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - February 2, 1855

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

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

The writer tells his readers that while dancing and gambling were condemned at a recent Methodist-Protestant convention, no mention was made of slavery. Silence on this subject gave an unspoken approval of it by the Church.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Southern Consistency.

Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - March 10, 1842

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate (1842 - 18??)

The editor shares with his readers incidents of injustice pertaining to oppresssive laws regarding African Americans in Alabama and Maryland.

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

Subtitle: Deliquency of Some of Our Agents and Subscribers in the Interior.

Title: Pacific Appeal - March 19, 1864

Speaker or author: editor

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

The editor reminds his subscribers once again to please make their subscription payments.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Land Agents Caught Napping.

Title: Provincial Freeman - May 9, 1857

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer describes a scheme among land agents to get Canadian men of African descent to sign a petition. Although the contents of the petition were never defined, the writer is convinced this was another scheme to defraud free black Canadians.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Traveling Agents for the Fugitives Home Society in Mich.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive (1851 - 1852)

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that the Fugitives Home Society has offered to gather subscriptons to the newspaper as it searches for financial aid for fugitive slaves.

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

Subtitle: Southern Refinement.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - August 27, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer responds to an article published in another newspaper comparing and contrasting the feudal system in Europe to American slavery. The article seems to imply that slavery is a better system than feudalism.

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

Subtitle: Southern Divinity.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - November 19, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer points out the irony in the conduct of ministers, who preach the teachings of the Bible, yet use this doctrine to justify slavery.

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

Subtitle: Southern Sophistry.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - October 8, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer responds to what he sees as a new "system of argument" for the continuation of slavery by the Southern Press. He tells his readers that anyone who doesn't question what is printed in newspapers like this may fall for the seeming plausibility of the argument in favor of such a system. The writer uses this same method to make his argument against slavery in response.

Description of file(s): five scanned newspaper pages (nine columns)

Subtitle: Southern Wealth and Northern Profits.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - April 7, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on a published account of the array of statistics on how the North is profiting on Southern wealth. Thomas Prentice Kettel had recently published a book on the vast wealth produced in the southern states that the parasitic North, with its dependence on raw materials, benefitted from. The book argues that the result of this concentration of manufacturing in the north is sectional inequality. The North was dominating communications, transportation, finance, and international trade, while the South was growing weaker and poorer.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Southern Aid Society.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - December 17, 1859

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer tells his readers that the Southern Aid Society is simply a scheme to encourage slaves to accept their lot in life. The society uses religion to convince the slaves that it is their religious(even privileged) duty to serve their masters.

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

Subtitle: The New York "Tribune" and the Southern Chivalry.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - February 18, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer offers his thoughts on what he believes is taunting from the New York Tribune in its attempt to stir up trouble between the northern and southern states.

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

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