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Subtitle: To the Press.

Title: Aliened American - April 9, 1853

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Aliened American (1853 - 1877)

Brief word of thanks offered to local newspapers for their welcome and complimentary announcements regarding the publication of this new newspaper.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Penny Press.

Title: Colored American - August 8, 1840

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses his objections to the increasing popularity of the "Penny Press" newspapers.

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

Subtitle: An American Citizen murdered!! The Press destroyed!!! The Spirit of Slavery triumphant!!!

Title: Colored American - November 25, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The editor reports details regarding the death of a newspaper owner in Alton, Illinois who was murdred by a mob set on destroying his printing press.

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

Subtitle: The Press.

Title: National Reformer - February, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: National Reformer (1838 - 1839)

The writer believes that the communication available through newspapers such as the Colored American helps hold together the African American community and is beneficial in the work towards elevation of the race. This freedom of expression must come from African Americans themselves since prejudice is so much a part of their lives that they feel they can't express themselves freely in any other way, even to those in the white community who wish to help.

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

Subtitle: Press On!

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - April 8, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on a motivational speech that he shares with his readers.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: The Press and the Pulpit.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - February 12, 1851

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer comments on the way the Church and the press have both contributed to the continuation of slavery and racial prejudice.

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

Subtitle: Spirit of the Anti-Slavery Press.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - July 15, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

Drawing from newspaper articles published in several states, the writer provides the current political position on slavery throughout the country.

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

Subtitle: Spirit of the Anti-Slavery Press.

Title: Voice of the Fugitive - July 29, 1852

Speaker or author: editor

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

Beginning with an overview of a recent convention in Maine, the writer briefly summarizes state by state newspaper articles describing the current political position on the issue of slavery.

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

Subtitle: Opinions of the Press.

Title: Weekly Advocate - February 4, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

The editorial offers a quote from another newspaper that basically defines the mission statement of the Weekly Advocate. The writer expressed his appreciation for the welcome and support the Weekly Advocate received from other newspapers in the area.

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

Subtitle: The Last Gun from the Satanic Press.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - April 14, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer compares the living conditions of the black and white populations in New York City. He also shares a comparison of the way the local press is reporting these conditions and how this reporting is racially biased. He shares with his readers the current status of the Anglo-African publications, and the daily social pressures endured by the editor and staff.

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

Subtitle: Howls of the Servile Press.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - January 14, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer calls attention to the way current topics such as fugitive slaves, John Brown's raid, and what he calls the "Negro question" are handled by the major newspapers throughout the country. The reporting by what he calls the "servile press" is having a strong impact on readers' opinions of the current unsettled political atmosphere in the U. S.

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

Subtitle: Wanted--A Press.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - January 18, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer questions whether there is such a thing as a "free press" in the U.S. He cites a couple of incidents that seem to imply the contrary.

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

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