Collection Facts

Extent: 
27 items
Dates of Original: 
1870 - 1874
Collection Owner:
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

In 1870, Frederick Douglass assumed control of The New Era, a weekly newspaper established in Washington, D.C. to serve former slaves. He renamed it The New National Era, and published it until it dissolved in 1874.

Scope of Collection

This collection includes 27 issues of the abolitionist newspaper, New National Era. The newspaper contains editorials and articles pertaining to the anti-slavery movement. The issues run from 1870 through 1874.