African-American Newspapers: The 19th Century

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Dates: 
1827 - 1902
Thematic Dates: 
19th-century America
Description:

This collection of African-American newspapers contains a wealth of information about the cultural life and history during the 1800s, and is rich with 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 all of which embody the African-American experience.

The database currently contains Freedom's Journal (1827-1829), The Colored American (1837-1841), The North Star (1847-1851) and The National Era (1847-1860), Provincial Freeman, Chatham, Canada West (1854–1857), Frederick Douglass Paper, Rochester, NY (1851–1855), Douglass Monthly (1859-1863), and the The Christian Recorder (1861-1902).

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Interface Language: 
English
Materials Language: 
English
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