"American-African, not in OED; from 1826 to 1881

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Oct 17 18:08:14 UTC 2011

“American-African” not in OED.

1826 -- “A letter from Monrovin, (American
African Settlement,) dated August 12th, states
that negotiations had been entered into with the
Chiefs of Cape Mount, which promised the American
Colony a ‘strong hold upon that important point of the African coast’”

Daily National Journal (Washington, DC) Friday,
November 10, 1826; Issue 697; col B.  19th Century U.S. Papers.

1827 -- “The American African Colony.---The most
authentic accounts represent the Colony at Liberia ...”

The Christian Visitant[; or Religious Miscellany
... ], Vol. 1, No. 4 (July and August, 1827),
Boston: Simpkins and Co., 1827, page 197.  GBooks.

1830 -- “The Greek [slave, I assume] might have
fought his way to freedom ­ the American African
was hopeless of assistance, unless from the free
will of those who held him in bondage”.

The African Repository, vol. 5, page 369.  GBooks.

1855 -- “This race I shall term the American-African race, the cross blood ...”

Frederick Douglass’ Paper, Sept. 21,
1855.  Accessible Archives/African American
Newspapers.  [Described as “From the Northern Christian Advocate.]

1858 -- “... asylum of the American African ...”

Daily National Intelligencer [Washington, DC],
Jan. 18, 1858, page 3.  [I apologize for the
brief excerpt.]  America’s Historical Newspapers.

1881 -- “Africa and American Africans, are to be
converted and brought to a knowledge of God and
Christ, and who can do this better than the American African?”

The Christian Recorder, Nov. 10,
1881.  Accessible Archives/African American Newspapers.


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