African American Newspapers (Accessible Archives)

This collection of African American newspapers contains a wealth of information about cultural life and history for the period 1827-1909.

It 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 collection also provides a great number of early biographies, vital statistics, essays and editorials, poetry and prose, and advertisements all of which embody the African-American experience.

Includes the Christian Recorder, The Colored American, Frederick Douglass' Paper, the Freedmen's Record, Frederick Douglass Monthly, Freedom's Journal, The National Era, The Negro Business League Herald, The North Star, Provincial Freeman, and Weekly Advocate. 

Access restricted to the Queen's community


Subscription purchased by MacIsaac Memorial Fund in memory of Vera May MacIsaac, BA 1925

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