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Title: Weekly Anglo-African - January 14, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

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

The writer calls attention to the way current topics such as fugitive slaves, John Brown's raid, and what he calls the "Negro question" are handled by the major newspapers throughout the country. The reporting by what he calls the "servile press" is having a strong impact on readers' opinions of the current unsettled political atmosphere in the U. S.

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

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

Keywords: Canada; crime; England; fugitives; insurrection; New York Herald; North; press; South; Underground Railroad; Virginia

People: Brown, John

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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