African American Newspapers: The 19th Century (Accessible Archives)

This collection includes articles from 7 important 19th century African American publications: The Christian Recorder, The Colored American/Weekly Advocate, Frederick Douglass' Paper, Freedom's Journal, The National Era,The North Star, and Provincial Freeman.

The articles provide first-hand reports of the major events and issues of the day, including the Mexican War, Presidential and congressional addresses, Congressional abstracts,business and commodity markets, the humanities, world travel and religion.They also contain large numbers of early biographies, vital statistics,essays and editorials, poetry and prose, and advertisements.

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