The Education of the Negro Prior to 1861 eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 402 pages of information about The Education of the Negro Prior to 1861.

“Education of the Colored People,” by a highly respectable gentleman of the South, vol. xxx., pp. 194,195, and 196.

“Elevation of the Colored Race,” a memorial circulated in North Carolina, vol. xxxi., pp. 117 and 118.

“A Lawyer for Liberia,” a sketch of Garrison Draper, vol. xxxiv., pp. 26 and 27.

Numerous articles on the religious instruction of the Negroes occur throughout the foregoing volumes.  Information about the actual literary training of the colored people is given as news items.

The American Museum, or Repository of Ancient and Modern Fugitive Pieces, etc., Prose and Poetical.  Vols. i.-iv. (First and second editions, Philadelphia, 1788.  Third edition, Philadelphia, 1790.) Contains some interesting essays on the intellectual status of the Negroes, etc., contributed by “Othello,” a free Negro.

The Colonizationist and Journal of Freedom.  The author has been able to find only the volume which contains the numbers for the year 1834.

The Crisis.  A record of the darker races published by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

The Maryland Journal of Colonization.  Published as the official organ of the Maryland Colonization Society.  Among its important articles are:  “The Capacities of the Negro Race,” vol. iii., p. 367; and “The Educational Facilities of Liberia,” vol. vii., p. 223.

The Non-Slaveholder.  Two volumes of this publication are now found in the Library of Congress.

The School Journal.

The Southern Workman.  Volume xxxvii. contains Dr. R.R.  Wright’s valuable dissertation on “Negro Rural Communities in Indiana.”


  District of Columbia.
    The Daily National Intelligencer.

    The New Orleans Commercial Bulletin.

    The Maryland Journal and Baltimore Advertiser.
    The Maryland Gazette.
    Dunlop’s Maryland Gazette or The Baltimore Advertiser.

    The Liberator.

  New York.
    The New York Daily Advertiser.
    The New York Tribune.

  North Carolina.
    The State Gazette of North Carolina.
    The Newbern Gazette.

    The Philadelphia Gazette.

  South Carolina.
    The City Gazette and Commercial Daily Advertiser.
    The State Gazette of South Carolina.
    The Charleston Courier.
    The South Carolina Weekly Advertiser.
    The Carolina Gazette.
    The Columbian Herald.

    The Richmond Enquirer.
    The Norfolk and Portsmouth Herald.
    The Virginia Herald. (Fredericksburg.)
    The Norfolk and Portsmouth Chronicle.

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