Mary Ann Shadd Cary : the Black press and protest in the nineteenth century
Mary Ann Shadd Cary was a courageous and outspoken nineteenth-century African American who used the press and public speaking to fight slavery and oppression in the United States and Canada. Part of the small free black elite who used their education and limited freedoms to fight for the end of slavery and racial oppression, Shadd Cary is best known as the first African American woman to publish and edit a newspaper in North America. But her importance does not stop there. She was an active participant in many of the social and political movements that influenced the nineteenth century - abolition, black emigration and nationalism, women's rights, and temperance
Print Book, English, ©1998
Indiana University Press, Bloomington, ©1998
xviii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The making of an activist
Emigration furor and notes of Canada West
Trouble in "Paradise"
"We have 'broken the editorial ice'"
The Chatham years
Civil war and the end of the Canadian sojourn
Reconstructing a life, reconstructing a people
Law and reform in the nation's capital
A life spent fighting at the margins