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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: Absent from Home.

Title: Colored American - June 20, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer discusses his upcoming travels and the benefit this form of observational reporting can bring to his readers.

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: Colored Seaman's Home.

Title: Colored American - May 8, 1841

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer recommends to his readers an institution established for retired African American seamen.

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: Going from Home.

Title: Colored American - November 11, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Although the Colored American newspaper is now out of debt, the editor will be traveling to Philadelphia to speak on its behalf and encourage further investment in order to sustain it. Donations are always appreciated and put to good use.

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

Subtitle: Keep Them at Home.

Title: Frederick Douglass' Paper - June 23, 1854

Speaker or author: Watkins, William J.

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

The writer briefly expresses his anger over the recent Congressional decision on the Nebraska Bill.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Refugees' Home Society and Mrs. M. E. Bibb.

Title: Provincial Freeman - June 23, 1855

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer briefly comments on the attempts of Mrs. Bibb to retrieve land in the possession of The Refugees' Home Society that she says belonged to her late husband.

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: Refugees' Home Society.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - August 12, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer discusses the goals and objectives of the Refugees' Home Society. With 35 to 40 thousand fugitive slaves already located in Canada and more arriving daily, the society was formed to address issues of poverty, education, and aid for these refugees from slavery.

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

Subtitle: Land for the Refugee's Home.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - December 16, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer alerts his readers to the availability of land to anyone who meets the requirement of the Refugees' Home Society.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Refugees Home Society.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - June 1, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

Brief overview of a convention held in Detroit to organize the purchase of land to house fugitive slaves living in Canada.

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

Subtitle: The Refugee's Home.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - October 21, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer praises the work of the Refugees' Home Society in Canada. He also mentions the lack of progress those opposed to this society are making in trying to stop it.

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

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

Subtitle: Anniversary of the Colored Home.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - June 16, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer provides a history of an institution established to care for aged and destitute African Americans. Because the jobs available to African Americans are menial and low-paying, there is an increase in the number of these people who are finding themselves destitute in their old age and needing to rely on charities to survive. This institution has expanded recently and invested in new land within the city to help care for this growing population of elderly and destitute people.

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

Subtitle: Frederick Douglass at Home.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - June 16, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer discusses the return of Frederick Douglass as chief editor of his newspaper publication.

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

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