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Freedom's journal : the first African-American newspaper

Author: Jacqueline Bacon
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"On March 16, 1827, Freedom's Journal, the first African American newspaper, began publication in New York. National in scope and distributed in several countries, the paper connected African Americans beyond the boundaries of city or region and engaged international issues from their perspectives. Freedom's Journal ceased publication after only two years, but it shaped the activism of both African American and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bacon, Jacqueline, 1965-
Freedom's journal.
Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2007
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Bacon
ISBN: 9780739118931 0739118935 9780739118948 0739118943
OCLC Number: 74964876
Awards: Winner of 2007 Gustavus Myers Book Award Honorable Mention.
Description: x, 325 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: "A clap of thunder" --
pt. 1: "The time has now arrived": the African-American community of the late 1820s --
The history of Freedom's journal --
"Whatever concerns us as a people": the goals of Freedom's journal --
pt. 2: "Be up and doing": self-help --
Men and women, private and public --
Redemption, regeneration, revolution: Africa and Haiti --
"Save us from our friends": colonization and emigration --
"Our brethren who are still in bondage": slavery and antislavery --
pt. 3: "Echoes and re-echoes": the impact and legacy of Freedom's journal.
Responsibility: Jacqueline Bacon.
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Freedom's Journal is a comprehensive study of the first African-American newspaper, which was founded in the first half of the 19th Century. The book investigates all aspects of publication as well  Read more...


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