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Subtitle: Work for True Philanthropists.

Title: Colored American - June 1, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer suggests that philanthropists donate money to establish a "market garden" that will help train African American men to start their own business in the silk industry.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: A True Picture.

Title: Colored American - May 27, 1837

Speaker or author: Sears, Robert

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

Brief anecdote designed to persuade the reader to refrain from drinking alcohol.

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

Subtitle: True Fanaticism.

Title: Colored American - September 22, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer expresses the irony of a country founded on principles of freedom that continues to include the system of slavery in its southern states.

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

Subtitle: A True Picture.

Title: Colored American - September 29, 1838

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer shares a letter he received from a former slave describing his experiences. The focus is mostly on how prejudice and intolerance have effected religious services in the southern states.

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

Subtitle: True Principles.

Title: Weekly Advocate - January 7, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

Letter to the editor questioning the moral motives of the newspaper. The editor's reply expresses the view that the Weekly Advocate does not encourage vice and immoral actions.

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

Subtitle: A Word On Our True Policy.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - February 25, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer provides a brief overview of the political opinions on slavery espoused by the major presidential hopefuls in the upcoming election.

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

Subtitle: A Curious Rumor -- Is It True?

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - January 11, 1862

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer relates a rumor that a surprise attack was foiled by a traitor in the upper ranks of the Union army.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: A Few Words More About Our True Policy.

Title: Weekly Anglo-African - March 10, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer offers economic advice for his readers based the tenets of Quaker and Dutch societies: be thrifty, buy land, and be diligent in holding onto what you have.

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

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