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179199

INKSTER MICHIGAN African American Ford Motor Company Employees 1931 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372965899701

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 17, 1931 * Inkster, Wayne County, Michigan * Henry Ford Motor Company employees * African American Detroit suburb experiment * The Great Depression era The top of the front page is a two column heading: "Ford Acts to Aid Debt-Ridden Workers; Begins Rehabilitation of a Whole Village" (see) First report coverage on Henry Ford trying an experiment in Inkster, Michigan that would help Ford Motor Company employees get out of debt during the great depression. Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 48 pages, light toning at the margins, nice condition.

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Ends March 25, 2020 16:10

$48.00
179192

AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE Revival in the Southern States 1858 Pre Civil War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392701569101

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK HERALD, March 6, 1858 * African slave trade resumes * Southern States pass bill (Louisiana) Page 4 has an article headed: "Revival of the African Slave Trade in the Southern States". the article includes: "Some of our n****r worshiping contemporaries have started off upon a new scent. A bill has been passed by the Louisiana House...authorizing the importation into that state of voluntary [black] apprentices to labor for a term of years & this scheme is denounced by our anti-slavery philosopher as the revival of the African slave trade. But it is no such thing..." with much more, taking nearly half a column. Eight pages, nice condition.

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Ends March 25, 2020 10:03

$44.00
179189

AMERICAN SLAVER SHIP African Trade Kongo Blacks Naval CAPTURE 1860 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392701564396

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK HERALD, May 28, 1860 * African slave trade - Kongo * American Slaver ship capture The front page has an article headed: "The Slave Trade" "Additional Particulars Relative To The Slaver William, Late Of Baltimore, At Key West" which begins: "The William left the Congo River nine days before the Wildfire, having on board 790 slaves, and arrived here [Key West] with 513; 33 died after capture on their passage here..." with more. Eight pages, good condition.

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Ends March 25, 2020 10:00

$46.00
179121

12 TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE Solomon Northup Kidnapping into Slavery 1853 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372961178874

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, Jan. 18, 1853 * Twelve Years a Slave * Solomon Northup * Kidnapped into slavery The front page has a report "From Washington" which includes, in part, some details of the 1841 abduction and subsequent enslavement of freedman Solomon Northup as described in his 1853 memoir "Twelve Years a Slave" and depicted in the 2013 Oscar-winning film based on his account. Part of the subhead notes: "...Recovery of a Free [Black]...". The text reads in part: "...H.B. Northrup, Whig candidate for Congress...passed a law authorizing the Governor to take measures to restore to freedom colored citizens from that State, kidnapped into slavery...Governor Hunt issued a commission to Northrup to recover a free c... See More  

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Ends March 21, 2020 08:44

$335.00
179105

BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA 16th Street Baptist Church BOMBING Kill ARREST 1963 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372961174001

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Mass., September 30, 1963 * Birmingham, Alabama church bombing * Robert Chambliss & Charles Cagle arrested * African-American girls killed * Martin Luther King Jr. The front page has a two column heading: "Alabama Police Jail Two In Church Bombing Case" (see) Eight pages, small tape mend on the front page, some small binding holes along the spine, generally good.

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Ends March 21, 2020 08:34

$38.00
179097

Rare TALLAHASSEE FLORIDA Pre Civil War Antebellum Mexican War 1846 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392695405814

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, May 16, 1846 * Rare antebellum title * Mexican War Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, seven years before the Civil War. The key content in this is breaking news headlines on page 3 from the start of the Mexican War: "From The Army" "Glorious News!" "Gen. Taylor Attacked in his Entrenchments!!" "Repulse Of The Mexicans With The Loss Of Seven Hundred Men!" "Junction Of Gen. Taylor's Army With His Stores At Point Isabel". The report begins: "We stop the press to give the following information from the Army of the frontier..." & more (see). There is a related ... See More  

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Ends March 20, 2020 16:19

$93.00
179030

1ST FIRST JEW LYNCHING in U.S. Samuel Bierfield Lynched Jewish 1868 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372958027703

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 17, 1868 * Lynching of Samuel Bierfield * First Jew lynched in United States * Jews - Jewish - Judaica item * Ku Klux Klan - KKK members Near the bottom of the front page is an article with small heading: "Murderous Outrage at Franklin, Williamson County, Tenn.-Two Men Shot Dead", being the account of the killing of a Jewish shop owner and his black employee by 15 masked men on horseback. The shop owner, Samuel Bierfield, is believed to be the first Jew lynched within the United States. Complete in 8 pages, some light foxing, generally very nice. wikipedia notes: Samuel A. Bierfield (? - August 15, 1868) is believed to be the first Jew lynched in the United States. Bierfield and his Afr... See More  

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Ends March 18, 2020 16:21

$117.00
179019

Rare CONFEDERATE Charleston Mercury Civil War Siege of Petersburg 1864 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372957704727

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Oct. 5, 1864 * Rare title from the origin of the Civil War * Siege of Petersburg campaign - U.S. Grant Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "From Our Army In Georgia" "The Movements Above Richmond--A Victory in Western Virginia" "From Grant's Army at Petersburg" "General Hardee" and more. Some war items on the back page but mostly taken up with ads. Complete as a single sheet issue, full banner masthead, small paper-flaw hole affects very little, nice condition. From the closing months of the Civil War. Charleston was a hotbed of secession, with S.C. being the first state to leave the Union. The first shots of the war were fired in Charleston harbor. As a nota... See More  

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Ends March 18, 2020 09:40

$64.00
179001

MISSOURI COMPROMISE & Mordecai Noah Jewish Grand Island Settlement1820 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372957699690

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 11, 1820 * Missouri Compromise * Maine and Missouri become states * Mordecai Manuel Noah... Grand Island... Jewish settlement The top of the front page has an article which announces the approval of the Missouri Compromise: "The bills for the admission of Maine and Missouri into the union have been respectively signed by the president of the United States and become laws. The latter without restriction as to slavery, but containing the provision to prevent its further extension, forever, north of 36 1/2 deg. north latitude, except within that state." (see). The front page also has a nice editorial concerning the Missouri Compromise headed: "The Slave Question", a major issue of ... See More  

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Ends March 18, 2020 09:32

$145.00
178993

Civil Rights Leader MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. Nobel Peace Prize Award1964 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372957695392

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Mass., Oct. 14, 1964 * Martin Luther King Jr. * Wins Nobel Peace Prize (1st report) The front page has a two column heading: "Nobel Peace Prize Won By Martin Luther King" (see) First report coverage on Civil Rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr., winning the Nobel Peace Prize. He was the youngest person to ever win the prestigious award. Complete with all 18 pages, small binding holes along the spine, nice condition.

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Ends March 18, 2020 09:26

$87.00
178781

ABRAHAM LINCOLN Slaves Emancipated in Washington D.C. 1862 Civil War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392679916486

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK TIMES, April 17, 1862 * President Lincoln emancipates the slaves in Washington, D.C. * Battle of Shiloh - Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee The most noteworthy content is found on the back page: "Important Message of the President to Congress" "The Abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia" "The Bill for that Purpose Signed by the President" with the full text of the document included, signed in type: Abraham Lincoln. This Act ended slavery in the nation's capital and compensated both former owners and freed slaves. Page 4 has a nice editorial on this: "End of Slavery in the District of Columbia" plus considerable pg. 2 reporting under: "The President's Policy" "Howe To Solve the Slavery Question". ... See More  

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Ends March 10, 2020 15:39

$105.00
178707

JOHN BROWN Harpers Ferry WV Raid Slaves Insurrection Invasion 1859 NYC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372943753725

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 23, 1859 * John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid * Harpers Ferry, West Virginia Page 5 has over a full column taken up with "JOHN BROWN'S INVASION" and "John Brown's Last Appeal to A Court" with a subhead: "The Virginia Fright". Nice content on is involvement in the Harper's Ferry Insurrection. Eight pages, a few small margin tears, generally good condition.

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Ends March 06, 2020 15:09

$48.00
179129

Early BOTANY BAY New South Wales Australia CONVICTS Penal Colony 1788 Magazine


eBay Auction Item # 392696313925

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May, 1788 * Botany Bay, Australia * Penal Colony - Convicts * Early chess - Benjamin Franklin Near the back under the "Domestic Occurrences" heading is a report reading: "By the last accounts received from the fleet from Botany Bay, they arrived at the Cape of Good Hope on the 13th of October last and expected to sail again about the middle of Nov. and to proceed directly for their place of destination. They were very healthy, and the convicts very orderly. The number of deaths from England to the Cape amounted to 21." This is a very early account of the use of Australia as a penal colony, and the establishment of the very first British settlement there. Two pages have considerable ... See More  

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Ends February 28, 2020 08:39

$99.99
179065

Rare Antebellum NEW ORLEANS LA Louisiana 5 Slave Advertisements 1858 Newspaper


eBay Auction Item # 392694047811

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW ORLEANS DAILY CRESCENT, Louisiana, July 28, 1858 * Rare pre Civil War title * 5 slave advertisements Page 5 is entirely filled with many advertisements, and among them are three for the sale of slaves. (see) Two other slave related ads on the same page as well. Eight pages, various news of the day, loose and irregular at the spine, otherwise good.

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Ends February 26, 2020 14:41

$33.99
178496

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. Sentenced to 4 Months in Prison w/ PHOTO 1960 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392652946389

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, Oct. 26, 1960 * Martin Luther King Jr. * Sentence to 4 months * re. Atlanta sit-ins The top of front page has a two column photo of Martin Luther King Jr. wearing handcuffs with heading: "Dr. King Gets 4 Months in Georgia" (see) source: "The King Legacy": On January 20, MLK moves to Atlanta and becomes co-pastor, with his father, at the Ebenezer Baptist Church. Lunch counter sit-ins begin on February 1 in Greensboro, North Carolina. The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee is founded on April 15 to coordinate student protests at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, and elsewhere. MLK is the keynote speaker at the event. In Atlanta, on October 19, MLK is arrested during a sit-in while ... See More  

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Ends February 24, 2020 14:40

$98.00
178397

VIETNAM WAR United States Marines Ground War Viet Cong Beginning 1965 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372922817491

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: LOS ANGELES TIMES, March 25, 1965 * United States entering Vietnam War * Famous Martin Luther King Jr. march to begin The banner headline is an ominous and prophetic statement concerning the future of the Vietnam War during this early stage of American involvement: "VIET CRISIS GROWS" as well as: "Red China Would Send Troops". This report notes that Red China is committed to sending troops to fight in Vietnam if the Americans persist in their growing involvement, and that they would: "...fight together with the South Vietnamese people to annihilate the U.S. aggressors." American involvement in the Vietnam War would only continue to grow for another 8 years. This is in response to the event of 3 weeks prior when the firs... See More  

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Ends February 21, 2020 15:21

$58.00
178361

BLACK LEGION White Supremacist Ku Klux Klan Virgil Effinger Arrest1936 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392646716153

This issue is being offered as a piece of history. We at Rare Newspapers offer such items being mindful of the truths that "Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it" (Sir Winston Churchill), and "To educate a man is to unfit him to be a slave" (Frederick Douglass). Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE DETROIT NEWS, Aug. 21, 1936 * Black Legion - White supremacists * Virgil Effinger - KKK - Ku Klux Klan * re. Charles Poole murder The front page has a banner headline: "22 Black Legion Officers Are Indicted" with subheads. (see) Nice for display. Another banner headline on page 2. (see) Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 40 pages, rag edition in nice condition.

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Ends February 20, 2020 14:39

$48.00
178357

JOHN BROWN Harper's Ferry WV West Virginia BLACKS Insurrection 1859 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392646712752

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 8, 1859 * John Brown's black insurrection * Harper's Ferry, West Virginia Page 6 has over a full column on: "John Brown's Invasion" "The Martial Law Illegal--Reaction Against Wise" which concerns the aftermath of John Brown's insurrection at Harper's Ferry. Page 3 has: "Monument to John Brown" & "A Defense of the Memory of John Brown". Eight pages, very nice condition.

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Ends February 20, 2020 14:35

$37.00
178356

Abolitionist JOHN BROWN EXECUTION Harper's Ferry WV West Virginia 1859 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372921416944

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 5, 1859 * John Brown's execution * Raid on Harper's Ferry, West Virginia A great issue concerning the John Brown/Harper's Ferry affair, with over half of page 5 taken up with related content. The top of a column has: "JOHN BROWN'S INVASION" with subheads including: "John Brown's Remains" "The Execution of Capt. Brown" with details; "The Execution on Friday Last" "Incidents Connected with the Execution" and "Arrival of Mrs. Brown" (minor chip at a bottom margin effects a few words). Related content carries over to the back page with subheads: "Letters From John Brown" "Affairs at Charlestown" "The Martyr's Death & The Martyr's Triumph" "The Execution" and more. Eight pages, good condition.

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Ends February 20, 2020 14:34

$78.00
178355

Woman FUGITIVE SLAVE Matilda Lawrence Case & Trail of Tears 1837 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372921416652

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 22, 1837 * Matilda Lawrence case * Woman fugitive slave * Trail of Tears - Indians The most notable report is a page 5 item headed: "Slave Case" which is the fascinating case of slave Matilda Lawrence. Abolitionist William Birney, who published "The Philanthropist" hired friend & future Supreme Court Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase, to defend Matilda. As a website notes: "On 11 March 1837, at 9:30 a.m., Chase made a widely-read, logos-based defense of Matilda’s right to freedom that would rock the nation to its core. He asked not for sympathy but for careful ears in this case under national spotlight. The results of this case could forever influence U.S. democracy, law... See More  

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Ends February 20, 2020 14:33

$59.00
178337

Rare ANTI-SLAVERY Slaves 1842 Pre Civil War Old Newspaper w/ Cedar of Lebanon


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392646327285

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: EMANCIPATOR AND FREE AMERICAN, Boston, Oct. 20, 1842 * Anti-slavery newspaper from Boston * Much on politics and related slavery issues * Engraving of The Cedar of Lebanon A newspaper focused on freedom for slaves. Page 2 has an illustrated notice for: "James G. Birney for President..."for the Liberty ticket. Articles include: "J.G. Whittier's Letter of Acceptance" as a Liberty candidate for Congress, signed by him in type: John G. Whittier. John Greenleaf Whitter was a staunch abolitionist. Also: "To the Friends of Freedom!!" "Dr. Humphrey's Sermon on Dueling" and much more. Four pages, some foxing, generally good condition.

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Ends February 20, 2020 07:41

$42.00
178226

Inventor THOMAS EDISON Electrical Electricity Exhibition PRINTS 1884 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392640044466

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old magazine: SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, October 18, 1884 * Inventor Thomas Edison * Electrical exhibition See the photo for the very nice front page article with one of two illustrations, captioned: "The Edison Electrical Darky" being an electrical lantern worn by an African-American handing out pamphlets at the Edison exhibit at the Exhibition. The other print is captioned: "The Philadelphia Electrical Exhibition--The Edison Exhibit". There is more on an inside page. Additional articles, illustrations and advertisements are with. Sixteen pages, good condition.

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Ends February 15, 2020 15:14

$55.00
178221

LA AMISTAD Spanish Slave Ship Court Case Decision VERDICT Blacks 1839 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372915324713

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CORRECTOR, Sag Harbor, Long Island (New York), Sept. 28, 1839 * Verdict of the Amistad Slave Ship Case The bottom of page 3 has a very historic report on the Amistad slave ship case, headed: "Decision of Judge Thompson In The Case of The Amistad" which reports: "...Judge Thompson has decided that the crew of the Amistad have committed no offence against the laws of the United States, of which this Court has jurisdiction. The Court is now engaged in trying a writ of habeas corpus, which will decide whether they be set at liberty, or detained to be delivered up to Spain, agreeable to treaty." This slave ship case was the subject of a 1997 film "Amistad" by Stephen Spielberg. Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, a... See More  

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Ends February 15, 2020 15:11

$68.00
178220

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. Death - Stevie Wonder - Hair 1969 Village Voice Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372915322029

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE VILLAGE VOICE, New York, April 11, 1968 As most might be aware "The Village Voice" was an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly. It introduced free-form, high-spirited, and passionate journalism into the public discourse a tradition it maintained throughout its 60+ year history. This issue has many pages and articles concerning the death & funeral of Martin Luther King. Additionally, there are 3 items concerning "Little Stevie Wonder", one noting he is dropping the "Little" now that he recently turned 18 years of age. And of special interesting is an ad for the: "Preview Tonite" HAIR" The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" off Broadway at the Biltmore Theatre. Com... See More  

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Ends February 15, 2020 15:09

$68.00
178160

Rare CONFEDERATE Charleston Mercury Civil War William T. Sherman 1864 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372912770892

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Oct. 3, 1864 * Rare title from the origin of the Civil War * General William T. Sherman's march to the sea Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Progress of the Fighting in Virginia" "Gov. Brown's Reply to Gen. Sherman's Message" "General Hardee Transferred to Charleston" "Letter From Richmond" and more. Some war items on the back page but mostly taken up with ads including at least one for a runaway slave. Complete as a single sheet issue, full banner masthead, bit of paper weakness affects very little, nice condition. From the closing months of the Civil War. Charleston was a hotbed of secession, with S.C. being the first state to leave the Union. The first ... See More  

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Ends February 13, 2020 15:09

$64.00
178159

Rare TALLAHASSEE Leon County FLORIDA Antebellun Pre Civil War 1841 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372912770278

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: STAR OF FLORIDA, Tallahassee, Middle Florida, Oct. 20, 1841 * Rare antebellum title We have had a few titles from Florida before the Civil War, but this is more rare than the others. Various news & ads of the day. The back page has an illustrated runaway slave ad. Four pages, rejoined at the spine, very nice condition.

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Ends February 13, 2020 15:09

$108.00
177978

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. Enters National Stage w/ Bus Boycott GUILTY1956 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372900917570

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, March 23, 1956 * Martin Luther King Jr. found guilty * Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott * Pushed into the national spotlight * From the city of his assassination The Montgomery bus boycott was probably the first major political and social protest campaign against racial segregation in America, particularly in the South. Martin Luther King Jr. was only 26 years old and considered the leader of this campaign. It was his eventual arrest and guilty verdict that pushed him into the national spotlight. The front page of this issue has the report of this event with a nice banner headline: "MINISTER GUILTY IN BOYCOTT" with subheads and small photo of MLK. (see) A significant issue in the early stages of... See More  

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Ends February 03, 2020 12:38

$327.00
177971

Rare BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG in a Confederate Atlanta GA 1863 Civil War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392622104294

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, July 10, 1863 * Very Rare Confederate title from the "traveling" newspaper * Battle of the Gettysburg - Robert E. Lee vs. Meade If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankees moved in and it became a Yankee city. Being a strong voice for the Confederacy, the "Memphis Appeal" newspaper would not continue under Yankee control. As Wikipedia notes: "...On June 6, 1862, the presses and plates were loaded into a boxcar and moved to Grenada, Mississippi, where it published for some ... See More  

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Ends February 03, 2020 12:33

$466.00
177867

Rare WILMINGTON NC Northern Carolina Pre Civil War 1861 Old Antebellum Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392609849629

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY JOURNAL, Wilmington, N.C., Jan. 16, 1861 * Rare antebellum title * Secession ? From this famous soon-to-be-Confederate port city. Page 2 items include: "The Armament of North Carolina" "Payment of Duties in Seceding States" "Munitions of War" "Letter from General Lane" "Flag Raising! Secession & Southern Rights!!" "Illinois Democratic Convention--Important Resolution on the Crisis" & more. Page 3 has a few war-related items as well including a report from Milledgeville noting in part: "After the passage of the ordinance of Secession, the governor...sent...a threatening resolution...seizing Fort Pulaski & requesting him to hold possession of the same until the relations between Georgia & the Federal Government ha... See More  

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Ends January 27, 2020 08:02

$34.00
177834

July 8, 1863 Confederate Newspaper - Positive Spin on Gettysburg - Richmond, VA


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372891536898

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 8, 1863 * Confederate Civil War newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy * Positive confederate view of the Battle of Gettysburg Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital. A great issue on the events surrounding the Battle of Gettysburg, with reaction of nearby cities, the retreat & pursuit of the Confederates, reports on the events immediately following Gettysburg, and more. The front page includes: "The Defense of Richmond" "The Army Of The Pamunkey, plus some comments on: "A Correction" and a brief--and early--mention of the fall of Vicksburg: "...a man who had come through the lines that Vicksburg had fallen & that t... See More  

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Ends January 26, 2020 10:57

$725.00
177833

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN & Water Spouts Doctrine Prints Plates 1788 Old Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372891517121

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, February, 1788 * Benjamin Franklin on water spouts * Post Revolutionary War era Perhaps the most interesting article is: "Dr. Lindsay on Dr. Franklin's Doctrine of Water-spouts" which comments on Ben Franklin's work (see for portions). This article takes 2 1/2 pages and one of the plates includes prints of various water spouts. An article: "Edict in Favour of America, Issued at Paris" begins: "While the British court are endeavouring in some measure to discourage the American trade, the French are pursuing the quite contrary policy..." with more taking more than a full page. Among other items of interest in this magazine are: "Original Letter on the Salmon Fishery in the Tweed"... See More  

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Ends January 26, 2020 10:21

$69.00
177814

1948 LARRY DOBY 1st African American to Hit HOME RUN in World Series of Baseball


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392608534881

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, sport's section only, October 10, 1948 * Larry Doby becomes 1st African American * Home run in World Series history w/ photos * Cleveland Indians vs. Boston Braves The front page of this section has a banner headline: "INDIANS BEAT BRAVES, 2-1, FOR 3-1 LEAD IN WORLD SERIES" with subheads and three related photos, one showing Larry Doby crossing home plate after hitting run. More on page 7 of this section with another photo of Doby and box scores. First report coverage on game 4 of the World Series in which Larry Doby became the very 1st African American to hit a home run in the October classic. Other sporting news of the day. Complete sport's section only with all 12 pages, rag edition in very nic... See More  

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Ends January 26, 2020 10:12

$67.00
177782

SIEGE OF PETERSBURG Robert E. Lee Letter 1864 Civil War CONFEDERATE VA Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392605065882

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, June 20, 1864 * Siege of Petersburg Va Virginia * Robert E. Lee letter * In a Confederate title One of the more successful newspapers from the Confederacy, and from its capital as well. The front page includes nearly two columns headed: "The War News" which begins: "The news this morning is cheering and encouraging...the enemy made most desperate & repeated assaults on our lines but were driven back in every instance with great slaughter..." with much more. Some of the subheads include: "The Enemy About Suffolk" "Fitzhugh Lee's Fight with Sheridan" "The Enemy's Conduct In Staunton" "From General Lee's Army" and more. Included is a letter of congratulations signed in type: R. E. Lee, General... See More  

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Ends January 24, 2020 07:33

$76.00
177718

African SLAVER Trade Ship WILDFIRE Captured and Abraham Lincoln 1860 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372883978931

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK HERALD, May 15, 1860 * Famous slaver "Wildfire" captured * Abraham Lincoln close to nomination Several nice reports including: "The Captured Slaver Wildfire" "Further Particulars--Names of the Crew and What the Cargo Consisted of...". This was a noted slave ship made more famous by the print of it in the June 2, 1860 issue of Harper's Weekly. Also reports from the Republican National Convention: "The Presidency" "The Chicago Convention" "What is to be the Platform of the Party?" and much more, including a chart of: "The Presidential Aspirants" which includes a then-nearly unknown: "Illinois.....Abraham Lincoln". Also a report from the Pony Express, and "[Black] Free Suffrage Meeting". Twelve pages, a bit ... See More  

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Ends January 20, 2020 15:07

$55.00
177635

Best Slavery Africans SLAVE SHIP Print 1860 The Bark WILDFIRE 1860 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392595189927

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1860 * Likely the most sought after slave ship print * Much text re: slave ships * Black Americana interest The prime graphic print in this issue is the three-quarter page illustration captioned: "The Slave Deck on the Bark 'Wildfire' Brought Into Key West on April 30, 1860." This print shows a huge number of slaves crammed on the deck. The balance of the page is related text on this slave ship, plus the facing page has additional text and 4 related illustrations including those captioned: "An African" "The Only Baby Among the Africans" and "The Barracoon at Key West Where the Africans Are Confined". Further on in the issue is a lengthy & very detailed article titled: "On Board A Slav... See More  

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Ends January 18, 2020 15:09

$636.00
177599

Early & Unknown ABRAHAM LINCOLN as Illinois Representative 1849 D.C. Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372879566890

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 9, 1849 * Early Abraham Lincoln This newspaper contains on the front page a report from the "House of Representatives" which includes mention of "Lincoln" in a count of the votes of "Nays" in a vote concerning a "Private claim for a slave" (see). Also, page 3 has a similar mention of him in a discussion in the House, reading: "Mr. LINCOLN gave notice of a motion for leave to introduce a bill in relation to school lands which have been or may be relinquished...". This was Abraham Lincoln when he was serving just two years as a Representative from Illinois. In 1846 Lincoln ran for the United States House of Representatives and won. While in Washington he became known for hi... See More  

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Ends January 17, 2020 15:10

$52.00
177571

THE WANDERER Last Cargo of African Slaves Blacks Ship LANDS South 1858 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392592945519

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK HERALD, December 12, 1858 * The Wanderer (slave ship) lands in Georgia Page 5 has a brief, discrete but historic report with small heading: "The Yacht Wanderer" with a Savannah dateline. This is an infamous ship, as the Wanderer's notoriety is that it delivered the last load of African slaves to America (see hyperlink for corroboration). See images for reporting here. Other news of the day with several interesting advertisements. Complete in 8 pages, irregular along the spine, otherwise very nice.

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Ends January 17, 2020 07:37

$57.00
177518

Early LIFE IN CALIFORNIA Description during GOLD RUSH ERA 1849 Wash DC Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392586501324

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Aug. 3, 1849 * Early life in California Page 2 has a simply terrific & very lengthy letter on California, taking nearly two columns it is headed: "A Mexican View Of California" "California Seen by a Mexican--Description of the Country--Its Physical, Agricultural, Commercial, and Mineralogical Characteristics". This is perhaps the best description of California from such an early date. The photos show only portions. Page 2 also has: "Great Britain and the Slave Trade" taking most of a column. And page 3 has: "A Recommendation" concerning prayers for: "...the visitation of a fearful pestilence which is spreading its ravages throughout the land..." signed in type: Z. Taylo... See More  

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Ends January 13, 2020 15:23

$78.00
177516

NAT TURNER'S SLAVES REBELLION Insurrection Revolt Blacks Mutiny 1831 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392586500031

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Massachusetts, Aug. 31, 1831 * Nat Turner's slave rebellion - revolt Pages 2 and 3 have an uncommonly lengthy account of Nat Turner's slave rebellion, a slave rebellion that took place in Southampton County, Virginia led by Nat Turner. Rebel slaves killed from 55 to 65 people, at least 51 being white. The rebellion was put down within a few days, but Turner survived in hiding for more than two months. This report actually includes several accounts, one item beginning: "...that an insurrection had broken out, that several families had been murdered, & that the [blacks] were embodied, requiring a considerable military force to reduce them...". Another account begins: "On Monday last in... See More  

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Ends January 13, 2020 15:23

$177.00
177476

Very Rare CONFEDERATE Sumter NC North Carolina Secedes 1861 Civil War Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372874804372

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: TRI-WEEKLY WATCHMAN, Sumter, South Carolina, May 24, 1861 * Very rare Confederate title * North Carolina secession Never before have we offered a newspaper from Sumter, S.C. The title as printed at the top of pages 2 & 3 is “Sumter Tri-Weekly Watchman”. Within the masthead is printed: “Devoted to General Intelligence and Southern Independence.” Perhaps the most historic report is the page 2 column head: “Secession Of North Carolina!” “One of the Confederate States!!” “North Carolina Free---Lincoln’s Military Despotism Repudiated” with the report containing the text of the “Ordinance” titled: “To dissolve the Union between the State of ... See More  

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Ends January 13, 2020 10:15

$570.00
177264

Historic JACKIE ROBINSON Breaks Color Barrier MLB Baseball Debut 1947 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372865495295

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, April 16, 1947 * Jackie Robinson breaks racial barrier * 1st regular season baseball game * Texas City disaster (1st report) Page 7 has the historic report of Jackie Robinson's first Major League regular season game. The brief note includes: "Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn's Negro first baseman, and the first of his race to reach the majors since 1884, failed to get a hit... but his sacrifice-error play... set up the tying and winning runs." The front page has a dramatic banner headline, "EXPLOSIONS RIP TEXAS CITY", with subheads. The front page also has a one column head: "Nazi Hanged At Osweicim" being a report of the execution of Rudolf Hoess, the commandant of A... See More  

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Ends January 05, 2020 12:19

$117.00
177173

BOTANY BAY AUSTRALIA Admiral Arthur Phillip & African Slave Trade 1788 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372862992084

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, April, 1788 * Botany Bay, Australia - Admiral Arthur Phillip * Northern plantations act to discourage the slave trade Within this issue is a report concerning Commodore Phillips at Botany Bay reading: "The Botany fleet arrived at the Cape on the 13th of October, after a passage from Rio de Janeiro of only five weeks & four days. Commodore Phillips, after supplying the ships with sea stores, means to purchase live stock of every kind the country affords & then to proceed in a direct course to the place of is destination, unless driven by stress of weather to alter it.". This report coincides with the historical record which indicates Phillips stopped off at Brazil for various supplies ... See More  

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Ends January 03, 2020 07:45

$95.00
177171

SIMON BOLIVAR Venezuela Military Liberation Leader DEATH 1831 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392568280311

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 19, 1831 * Death of Simon Bolivar * Venezuela independence leader The back page has a nice report concerning the death of Simon Bolivar. Bolivar was one of most important historical and political figure in Latin American history. He is considered in Latin America as a hero, visionary, and a revolutionary. During his short life he lead Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and Venezuela to independence from Spanish colonial rule. The back page item is headed: "Death of Bolivar" which gives a nice eulogy on his live. The death report is provided by Juan De Francisco De Marin and begins: "Penetrated with the greatest grief, I am overwhelmed with sorrow. The father of our cou... See More  

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Ends January 03, 2020 07:45

$62.00
177129

JOHN BROWN Harpers Ferry Raid Slaves Insurrection Invasion TRIAL 1859 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372861842608

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 9, 1859 * John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid * Harpers Ferry, West Virginia trial Much of the ftpg. is taken up with election results. Page 4 has over half a column headed: "The Harper's Ferry Outbreak" "Proceedings of the Court--The Case of Copeland--Trial of Cook--His Confession Read in Court--Stephens Handed Over to the Federal Authorities for Trial". Eight pages, disbinding indents at the spine cause no text loss, loss to blank margin in an upper corner.

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Ends January 02, 2020 09:13

$38.00
177122

Very Rare CONFEDERATE Fredericksburg VA Virginia Vol. 1 Civil War 1862 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392566701930

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE CHRISTIAN BANNER, Fredericksburg, Virginia, May 27, 1862 * Very rare Confederate title This is certainly one of the more rare newspapers from this Confederate state. It began in 1848 but ceased publication in 1862. Its editor, James Hunnicut, was a minister of a Free Will 'Union' congregation, was considered to be quite eccentric. As the war neared he became an outspoken Unionist and locals forced him to shut down the paper due to his pro-Union editorials. With the arrival of Union forces in May, 1862 he resumed publication (renumbered), but with the Union evacuation in August he was again put out of business, this time for good. This issue has a wealth of fine war-related content, most significantly front page co... See More  

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Ends January 02, 2020 09:10

$440.00
177031

SELMA to MONTGOMERY AL Alabama Martin Lurther King Blacks MARCH 1965 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372854158320

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Mass., March 26, 1965 * Selma to Montgomery AL Alabama * Martin Luther King Jr. * Viola Liuzzo murder The front page has a three column headline: "New Englanders Join In Rights Activities" with photo. (see) Also a two column heading: "Officials Fear Renewed Violence After Slaying" (see) This was the 3rd and final try which ended in success. Complete with all 10 pages, small binding holes along the spine, nice condition.

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Ends December 25, 2019 14:47

$58.00
176992

DRED SCOTT Famous Enslaved Afrcian American Black DEATH & Slavers 1858 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372851065886

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Sept. 21, 1858 * Dred Scott death * Famed Slave * Slavers - ships Page 4 contains a very brief, yet significant, report headed: "Death of Dred Scot" with the actual text not much longer, reading: "Dred Scott died in this city on Friday night last." with a dateline of St. Louis, Sept. 20, 1858. In the same column on this page is "Later From Santa Fe" "The Slaver Echo--Yellow Fever" and "The Case of the Slave Brig Putnam". Eight pages, nice condition.

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Ends December 22, 2019 14:57

$59.00
176971

Early MAJOR GEORGE WASHINGTON 22 Years Old in French & Indian War 1754 Magazine


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392548576162

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, June, 1754 * Early George Washington * French and Indian War A very rare opportunity for a periodical which mentions George Washington long before he would become more famous 20 years later. An inside page has a nice article titled: "Account of a Journey from Williamsburg to the French Fort near the Lake Erie in Virginia" which begins: "The French having been lately erecting forts & making settlements upon the river Ohio, in the western parts of Virginia, which are known to be the property of Great Britain, Major George Washington was sent by Governor Dinwiddie with a letter to the French commandant on that river...Mr. Washington set out on the 31st of October, 1753..." wi... See More  

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Ends December 22, 2019 08:30

$255.00
176945

Dominion of GHANA West Africa Kwame Nkrumah 1st President IS BORN 1957 Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 372849881095

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 6, 1957 * Dominion of Ghana, Africa is established * Kwame Nkrumah is the first president The top of the front page has a four column heading: "Negro Nation of Ghana is Born in Africa" with subhead and related photo. (see) More on p;ages 12 & 13 with photo of Kwame Nkrumah and related map. Fifty-four pages, toning and minor wear along the central fold, piece torn away at the upper right corner of the front page only, otherwise good.

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Ends December 21, 2019 15:19

$44.00
176849

JACKIE ROBINSON DEATH Baseball Brooklyn Dodgers 1st Negro 1972 Old Newspaper


eBay Fixed Price Item # 392543451036

Offered is an original, historic, & collectible old newspaper: THE RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, Kansas, October 25, 1972 * Jackie Robinson death... Brooklyn Dodgers * 1st African-American to play MLB baseball * 1st be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame The front page has a one column heading: "Jackie Robinson to Be Buried in Brooklyn". (see) Complete in 10 pages, a few small binding holes along the spine, nice condition.

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Ends December 19, 2019 07:15

$44.00
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