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Subtitle: Phoenixonian Society.

Title: Colored American - July 13, 1839

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Colored American (1837 - 1842)

The writer offers a description and critique of the recent anniversary celebration of the New York chapter of the Phoenixonian Literary Society.

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

Title: J. W. C. Pennington

Speaker or author: Pennington, James W. C.

Newspaper or publication: Presscopy -- Congregational Library -- Anti-Slavery Pamphlets

Speech regarding the injustices of slavery and prejudice emphasizing the extreme cruelity that can result from fear and hatred in mass populations. The speaker noted that while slavery intended to make "beasts of burden" of human bodies, the reality of slavery demonstrated that the institution was instead a battle to chain human minds.

Description of file(s): PDF 29 page, 12,568 word document (text and images)

Title: Weekly Advocate - February 18, 1837

Speaker or author: W.

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

Overview of a meeting of the Phoenixonian Society including a critique of the presentations of several speakers.

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

Subtitle: On Infidelity.

Title: Weekly Advocate - February 4, 1837

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Advocate (1837)

The writer emphasizes the irony of church services that stress Christian morality while encouraging un-Christian behavior, including selling pamphlets at church services and offering the use of the church for social events.

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

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