The World of the Christian Recorder

The Information Wanted ads published in the Christian Recorder during the 1860s provide a glimpse of the communities inhabited by formerly enslaved people and other African-American communities. From advertisers with addresses in Canada West to mentions of traveling by steamer, the ads depict a wide variety of experiences. The following articles provide contextual information about the Civil War, Reconstruction, community organizations, governmental programs, and other key topics connected to life in the mid-1800s.


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