Black Abolitionist Archive
Speaker or author: Cary, Mary Ann Shadd, 1823-1893
Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)
[Copyright Permission granted August 2007.] The writer provides current news of insurrection activities in the southern states. While slaves are escaping in droves and heading to Canada, the tension and violent atmosphere is offering fertile ground for rumors of civil war. She also provides an update on the current political standing in the U.S.
Description of file(s): seven scanned, handwritten pages
Keywords: anti-slavery; Civil rights; Democrat; election; Fugitive Slave Law; fugitives; government; hanging; insurrection; politics; Pro-Slavery; rebellion; refugees; Republican; revolt; Senate; Underground Railroad; vote