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African American Newspapers

African American Newspapers: The 19th Century

A full-text collection of African American newspapers providing information about cultural life and history during the 1800s. This collection 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. The database also contains large numbers of early biographies, vital statistics, essays and editorials, poetry and prose, and advertisements all of which embody the African-American experience.A collection of significan African American newspapers of the 19th century including Freedom's Journal, Colored American, North Star, National Era, Provincial Freeman, Frederick Douglass Paper, and Christian recorder.

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