Today we’re offering a new free resource brought to you by the OurDigitalWorld team:
The Abolitionist Newspapers of the 1850s digital portal.
As one of the first places for fugitives from slavery to end up after their travels on the Underground Railroad, and a place where many people called for a new black utopia, Ontario has a rich history of black publishing. This new site, built with our VITA Digital Toolkit, offers full-text searching and browsing of three publications:
- The Voice of the Fugitive
- The Provincial Freeman
- The True Royalist and Weekly Intelligencer
Along with digitized microfilm of the Provincial Freeman and the True Royalist, we are delighted to announce that, for the very first time, low-quality microfilm of the Voice of The Fugitive has been replaced with high-quality, full-colour digital photographs of each and every page still available.