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Title: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate - February 3, 1842

Speaker or author: S.

Newspaper or publication: Northern Star and Freemen's Advocate (1842 18??)

The writer alerts his readers to the fact that even though the slave trade is now illegal, slaves continue to be transported from Africa to the U.S.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Gaines' last Letter on "en masse" Emigration.

Title: Provincial Freeman - April 21, 1855

Speaker or author: S.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer comments on a letter regarding Canadian immigration of fugitive slaves written by Mr. Gaines, U.S. politician. He emphasizes the discrepancies in Mr. Gaines' thinking and political rhetoric.

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

Subtitle: Mrs. Douglass on Amalgamation.

Title: Provincial Freeman - December 16, 1854

Speaker or author: S.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer comments on an article by Mrs. Douglass' (possibly Sarah Douglass) that blames the problems of race relationships in the U.S. on amalgamation, the mixing of races through what she believes is illicit behavior. The writer notes that Mrs. Douglass assumes that if a man and woman are of different races that there couldn't possibly be love involved; one must be the victim of the other. Her article implies that people of African descent are too inferior to even be considered worthy of love from their white fellow human beings. The writer notes that this idea detracts from the real problem which is the system of slavery itself.

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

Title: Provincial Freeman - December 16, 1854

Speaker or author: S.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer provides a brief overview of the president's message before Congress that focused mostly on events taking place in Greytown (probably Nicaragua).

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: Provincial Freeman - December 23, 1854

Speaker or author: S.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

As conditions deteriorate in the U.S. for free African Americans, the idea of immigration to Canada seems more and more attractive.

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

Subtitle: Old Winter has come again, alack!

Title: Provincial Freeman - December 9, 1854

Speaker or author: S.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer reminds his readers that even though the seasons change, poverty is always there, and always the same.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: Provincial Freeman - January 13, 1855

Speaker or author: S.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer responds to an article published in another newspaper regarding the current debate over the idea of people of African descent immigrating to Canada.

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

Title: Provincial Freeman - January 20, 1855

Speaker or author: S.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer discusses various political views on immigration, prejudice, and abolitionism currently held in the U.S. He informs his readers that some people who claim to be abolitionists and Emigrationists are actually motivated by a prejudice against those of African descent.

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

Subtitle: A Plan to Kidnap Fugitives.

Title: Provincial Freeman - January 20, 1855

Speaker or author: S.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer warns his readers of a scheme that may be underway in the U.S. to capture fugitive slaves as they reach the Canadian border.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Title: Provincial Freeman - January 27, 1855

Speaker or author: S.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer discusses the recent proposal by the state of Delaware to allow free African Americans to enter the state without being fined. This would revise the current law which forbids this. The writer points out that the state goverment is focusing on the potential economic advantages of this type of revision.

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

Subtitle: Two Weeks of Time.

Title: Provincial Freeman - January 6, 1855

Speaker or author: S.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer welcomes his readers to the new year. He tells them that even though a lot of people have experienced hardships in the previous year, he encourages them to think positively about the future.

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

Subtitle: National Prejudices.

Title: Provincial Freeman - January 6, 1855

Speaker or author: S.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer discusses the wars in other parts of the world and how other countries are dealing with their social prejudices. The U.S. too stands on the verge of war influenced by social unrest regarding racial prejudice. In Canada, prejudice exists (the example of the Scotch, Irish, and English is given), but not to the extent that it does in other countries.

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

Title: Provincial Freeman - November 11, 1854

Speaker or author: S.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer shares an article published in another newspaper regarding the ongoing debate over annexation of parts of Mexico by the U.S.

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

Title: Provincial Freeman - November 11, 1854

Speaker or author: S.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer reassures those of his readers who are contemplating immigrating to Canada that they will find there a just, British legal system.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subtitle: Prohibitory Law.

Title: Provincial Freeman - November 11, 1854

Speaker or author: S.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer comments on recent attempts to pass a Prohibitory Law to end the production of alcohol in Canada.

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

Subtitle: The Black Swan.

Title: Provincial Freeman - November 18, 1854

Speaker or author: S.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer gives a critique of a review published in the Providence Journal of the type of songs singer Elizabeth Greenfield, the Black Swan, is performing.

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

Subtitle: Colonial Church and School Society.

Title: Provincial Freeman - November 25, 1854

Speaker or author: S.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer comments on an article from another publication announcing the opening of a new school and the availability of training for new teachers. The writer wonders if the man mentioned in this article is the same man who previously had advocated teaching and missionary work in Africa.

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

Subtitle: Conviction of Captain Smith.

Title: Provincial Freeman - November 25, 1854

Speaker or author: S.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer comments on the recent conviction of slave trader, Captain James Smith, for piracy.

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

Subtitle: That Box.

Title: Provincial Freeman - November 25, 1854

Speaker or author: S.

Newspaper or publication: Provincial Freeman (1853 - 1859)

The writer comments on the charitable efforts of Reverend Foote. He implies that by emphasizing the poverty of former slaves who are arriving in Canada and how helpful the missionaries have been by providing them with clothing, that these fugitives are now content and happy. He believes this type of reporting of the needs of fugitives is doing more harm than good.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

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