Samuel Crowther Bishop of the Niger
By Jesse Page (1892)
Chapter I. Africa
FOR centuries the history of Africa has been the mystery and sorrow of the world. Up to a time still fresh in the memory of our grandfathers the map of the Dark Continent of Wealth, gave trouble to the white schoolboy.
Its history is, strange to say, of the oldest and the youngest. Amid the sands of its northern deserts we turn up the relics of civilizations unseen by Joseph and his brethren, while our knowledge of the interior is but the discovery of yesterday. A weird mystery hangs over this marvellous land; we know not whether our next step will reveal the life of a day when the world was in its early spring, and awaken the echoes of a past unknown. Continue reading →
From American Scenes, and Christian Slavery
by Ebenezer Davies
Here we are (thought I) in New Orleans–the metropolis of a great slave country,–a town in which exist many depots for the disposal of human beings,–the very city where, a few months ago, poor Pauline was sacrificed as the victim of lust and cruelty! Unhappy girl! What a tragedy! On the 1st of August last, I told the horrid tale to my emancipated people in Berbice. Here it is, as extracted from the _Essex_ (United States) _Transcript_. Read it, if you please; and then you will have a notion of the feelings with which I contemplated a city rendered infamous by such a transaction. Continue reading →