1285RE: PAPER OF RECORD
- Feb 20, 2003Judii
Just a little correction on your introduction to Paper of Record You have
misspelled Canadian you have Canadiar.
From: owner-dist-gen@... [mailto:owner-dist-gen@...]On
Behalf Of Judith Rempel
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2003 7:21 AM
To: dist-gen list
Subject: PAPER OF RECORD
The PoR has just released this week's newsletter where they provide
information about 3 things that I'll pass along. You can subscribe to
the PoR by going to our Research Aids page and following the link
1) new papers online
Hamilton Evening Times - 1858 - 1868
St. Catharines Constitutional - 1855 - 1871
Quebec Herald - 1788 - 1791
2) papers to go online very soon
Canadian News - 1856 - 1869, 1875
La Gazette de Sorel - 1862 - 1873
Toronto Independent - 1849 - 1850
3) a feature story about one paper - "Voice of the Fugitive"
In celebration of black history month, Paper of Record announces the
addition of Canada’s first African-Canadian newspaper.
The Voice of the Fugitive is now available on the Paper of Record
website of historic newspapers. The Voice of the Fugitive is commonly
acknowledged as the first African-Canadian newspaper published in
Canada. Within Paper of Record, The Voice of the Fugitive is fully
searchable by either date or word, with full-page images displayed just
as they were published.
The Voice of the Fugitive was published in the community of Sandwich,
which is now Windsor, Ontario near Detroit, Michigan. The Voice’s
publisher, Henry Bibb was a runaway slave who moved to Canada after the
Fugitive Slave Act was passed by Congress. The abolitionist newspaper
promoted Canada as a destination for runaway slaves and as a vehicle to
find other family members. The paper was published bi-weekly for 3
years, 1851-1853 at a subscription rate of one dollar per year.
The contents of the paper include poetry, news from around the world and
stories of slaves and fugitive slaves from throughout North America. A
fascinating view of the lives of the African-American population in
North America during the abolishment of slavery, the paper includes many
first-hand accounts of life as a slave. The addition of The Voice of
the Fugitive to the Paper of Record collection represents a significant
step in making important cultural content accessible to millions of
Canadians, African-Americans and persons worldwide.
“The Voice of the Fugitive is illustrative of the rich and diverse
record of the past we are striving to include in our Paper of Record
product. This pre-civil war, and pre-abolitionist paper is a
fascinating view of slavery from the bounds of the newly forming Canada”
stated Bob Huggins, President and CEO of Cold North Wind.
Judith Rempel, Webster
Alberta Family Histories Society
Canadian Genealogical Projects Register
1906 Census Transcription Centre
Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta
Mennonite Genealogy Data Index
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