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Subtitle: Young Men's Associations -- Slavery.

Title: Provincial Freeman - May 16, 1857

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

As the Young Men's Christian Association establishes itself in Canada, the writer wonders aloud how this organization with its emphasis on brotherhood will receive those of African descent. The writer then focuses on the influence of Christianity and the Church on racial prejudice that is increasing in Canada.

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

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: Britain; brotherhood; Canada; Catholic; Christianity; Church; Church of England; Colonial Church and School Society; Evangelical; Free Presbyterian; Jamaica; missionaries; New Connection Methodists; organization; religion; Sandwich Islands; slaves; Toronto; United Presbyterian; YMCA

People: Baylis, James; Brush, George S.; Claxton, T. James; Dickson, William; Fletcher, W. C.; Grafton, F. E.; Liholiho; Wood, P. W.

Organization: Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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