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September 13, 1958
THE BOSTON DAILY GLOBE, Sept. 13, 1958
* Little Rock, Arkansas
* Negro students
* Central High School
The front page has a banner headline: "IKE READY TO USE TROOPS; Orders Little Rock Rioters to Desist" with subheads and related photo. This concerning the integration of schools in Little Rock, Arkansas, a flashpoint for the who desegregation issue of the 1950's and 19... See More
July 13, 1812
INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 13, 1812 In addition to multiple acts signed by President James Madison, and multiple War of 1812-themed reports, page 3, under "THANKSGIVING," has a rare mention of "The Africans in Boston" (African Americans?) holding a day of thanksgiving commemorating the abolition of the Slave Trade. Details of a related march are provided, with th... See More
July 21, 1865
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, July 21, 1865
* Rare anti-slavery title by William Lloyd Garrison
* End of 54th Massachusetts Infantry regiment
* African American - colored troops
This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison. The masthead features two engravings, one of a slave auction and the other showing slaves being emancipated (see).
T... See More
May 30, 1862
RICHMOND WHIG AND PUBLIC ADVERTISER, Virginia, May 30, 1862
* Rebel newspaper from the Confederate capital
* Abraham Lincoln proclamation
A great wealth of Civil War reporting in this four page newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the many front page items are those headed: "Notes and News" which begins: "The star of the victorious Jackson is still in the asce... See More
January 15, 1940
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, Jan. 15, 1940
* Terrorist plot to overthrow the United States government
* Dramatic headline... weapons seized
* The radical group: "The Christian Front"
The front page has a 3-line banner heading: "It Didn't Happen Here! G-MEN BLAST REVOLT PLOT!," with subheads: "A Conspiracy Fails," "12 Congressmen 'Marked for Death'... See More
Item #656759HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, February, 1863 Towards the back of the issue under the "Monthly Record of Current Events" is content pertaining to the newly enacted Emancipation Proclamation.
Other items within the issue are "A Californian in Iceland" which includes several illustrations; "The Gun-Boat Essex" and many more articles and illustration... See More
March 10, 1775
THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE, Williamsburg, March 10, 1775
* John Hancock and the Massachusetts Bay colonists - calls for a Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer to Almighty God
* Rare mention of the non-Negro slave trade
* Georgia agreement - the Continental Association
* Virginia troops commended
This newspaper was published by Alexander Purdie, a distinction to be made since there were three ne... See More
September 7, 1822
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 7, 1822 Pages 9-11 have much regarding Denmark Vesey and the "Servile Conspiracy in South Carolina," which has a report of the Denmark Vesey slave revolt.
Note: Denmark Vesey was a former slave who purchased his freedom and then planned what would have been one of the largest slave rebellions in the United States. Word of the... See More
November 21, 1840
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 21, 1840
* The new coin (Gobrecht Dollar?)
* Mormon conference
* Much on the abolition of slavery
This issue contains coverage on the recent Presidential Election between Harrison and Van Buren, still awaiting all the votes to be received. Inside is a portion of the lengthy "Speech of W. C. Johnson, of MD. on the Subject of t... See More
December 20, 1934
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, December 20, 1934
* Shelbyville Courthouse Square Historic District - Tennessee
* Lynching mob burns down after Negro is transferred
The front page has a great banner headline: "SOLDIERS KILL 2 IN LYNCH MOB" with subheads that include: "BALKED, RIOTERS DYNAMITE, BURN COURTHOUSE" and more. (see) First report coverage continues on page 2 with a smal... See More
July 29, 1919
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 29, 1919
* Chicago race riot starts
* Red Summer of 1919
The front page has a nice banner headline: "14 ARE KILLED AND 76 WOUNDED IN CHICAGO RIOTING; 4,000 TROOPS CALLED OUT TO QUELL NEGRO OUTBREAKS" with subheads. (see) Coverage on the Chicago Race Riot of 1919.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with 32 pages, light toning and mi... See More
December 27, 1860
NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 27, 1860 Among the ftpg. column heads: "THE DISUNION TROUBLES" "Tribulation Of the Administration" "An Enabling Bill for New Mexico with a Slavery Clause" "The South Carolina Commissioners in Washington" "Alabama Decides For Secession" and an interesting article; "Mr. Lincoln Encounters A Secessionist".
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December 19, 1859
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 19, 1859 Page 2 has a number of nice accounts of events leading to the Civil War and the John Brown insurrection at Harper's Ferry, with column heads: "The Impending Crisis" "State Of The Union" "The John Brown Sympathy in New England" "...What is Thought of its Course in the Harper's Ferry Affair--Coppie Believed to be the Mur... See More
April 30, 1862
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 30, 1862 Among the articles within are: "A Serious Talk with Serious Men" "Emancipation of Slaves" "...on the Bill to abolish Slavery in the District of Columbia; "War News of the Week" "Free Negroes in Ohio" "The Massacre at Lee's Mills" "Traffic In Human Flesh--A White Child Sold in the city o... See More
August 27, 1862
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, May 18, 1864 Among the articles within: "General Lee's Bill of Fare" "The Starvation Theory Exploded" "Protest of the Negro Missionaries!" "Opening of the Dreadful Eight Days' Battle" "More Trouble with the Freed Negroes--The 'Elephant' Caught" "Great Battles of the Past Week" "P... See More
April 10, 1862
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 10, 1862 The front page is dominated by a rather large Civil War map headed: "The Position Before Yorktown" with much detail. One column heads on the front page include: "The War For The Union" "Gen. Hunter's Dept." "Emancipation In The District" "From Fortress Monroe" "The Attack Upon Yorktown" "Det... See More
May 19, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, May 19, 1863 The front page is dominated by a rather large Civil War map headed: "THE SITUATION IN MISSISSIPPI" showing from Mobile to Baton Rouge and north to West Point, Miss. Among the front page column heads are: "The Capture of Jackson, Miss." "The Rebels Twice Defeated" "Battle of Clear Hill" "The Enemy Routed with th... See More
Lincoln & Fremont on the Emancipation Proclamation controversy... Buckner takes control in Kentucky...
September 23, 1861
DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Sept. 23, 1861 A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page reports are those headed: "Our Correspondence--From Norfolk " "From Arkansas--Graphic Sketch of the Great Battle in Missouri--Gallantry of McCulloch's Troops" "A Desperate Expedient" "The Distinction between Aliens & Citizens... See More
March 25, 1863
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 25, 1863 Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "The Yazoo Pass Expedition" "Entire Success of the Movement" "A Fleet & an Army Above Haine's Bluff" "Admiral Farragut at Vicksburg" "Gen. Burnside's New Command" "Leading Rebels Preparing for the Collapse" "How The Negro So... See More
June 25, 1859
NEW YORK TIMES, June 25, 1859 The top of the front page has: "The African Negroes--The Secretary of the Treasury Defending the President--The Returned Africans of the 'Echo' " which was a slave ship. This report takes over a full column.
Also on the ftpg: "Arrest of Notorious Burglars" & "A Fugitive Slave Case in Washington" concerning Agnes Robinso... See More
September 16, 1850
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., September 16, 1850 Being the mouthpiece of the federal government it was typical that reports & documents emanating from Congress would appear in print first in this newspaper. Collectors always desire to have notable governmental reports in newspapers from the nation's capital.
Not surprisingly most of this four page issue is ta... See More
December 23, 1860
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 23, 1860 The top of the first column has: "Exciting News From the South" "Threatening State of Affairs in Charleston, S.C." "Anticipated Capture of the Forts by the Populace" "Important Consultation of the President with Southern Senators" "The Effect of the Crisis on the Laboring Classes" and more.
Perhaps the most not... See More
October 5, 1858
THE NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 5, 1858
* re. African slave trade
* Slavery ship sinking
The front page has over half a column of details with heads: "The Mysterious Ship" "The Scuttled Ship at Montauk Point--The Mystery About her Solved--930 Slaves Landed in Cuba"...
Eight pages, nice condition.
August 28, 1963
THE RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, Kansas, August 28, 1963
* Martin Luther King Jr.
* March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
* "I Have A Dream" speech fame
The front page has three column heading concerning this historic Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C. with: "Over 200,000 Marchers Converge on Washington" It was at this march where Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his i... See More
March 16, 1859
THE MEMPHIS DAILY AVALANCHE, Tennessee, March 16, 1859 From not long before the Civil War containing on the front page two illustrated ads for slaves, with details. One notes: "Forty-two likely Negroes, together with all the livestock on the plantation..." and the other: "For Sale...A no. 1 cook and laundress..." with more (see).
Four pages, rejoined at the spine, m... See More
May 20, 1796
FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, May 20, 1796 The full ftpg. is taken up with ads including 22 illustrated ship ads. The bkpg. has several runaway slave ads. Page 2 has over a full column of reports from the "Congress of the United States".
Four pages, purple-tinted staining but causing no loss of readability, otherwise good.
November 21, 1859
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 21, 1859 The front page has over a full column taken up with reports on the Harper's Ferry raid by John Brown with heads: "The Excitement and Alarm In Virginia" "Affairs at Charlestown" and subheads: "Our Richmond Despatch" "Alarm Movements--The South Is Ready for Action" "Preparations For Defence" "Urging on th... See More
November 7, 1861
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 7, 1861
* Pro Confederate title
* Battle of Ball's Bluff
Among the various reports are: "Rebel Account of the Battle of Ball's Bluff..." "The Exchange of Prisoners" "The Battle of Ball's Bluff" "The Negro Clergyman with Seward's Passport in his Pocket" "Official Report of Major Sturgis of the Battl... See More
December 31, 1860
NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 31, 1860 The front page features a nice map headed: "THE CHARLESTON FORTIFICATIONS. Topographical Sketch of Fort Sumpter". The first column has related headlines including: "The Revolutionary Crisis" "Important From the South" "Special Message of the President on the Action of South Carolina" "Another John Brown Excitement in... See More
September 21, 1850
NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., September 21, 1850
* Fugitive Slave Law - Act
* Millard Fillmore signs into law
* Southern slave holders & Northern Free-Soilers
* Best title to be had from our nation's capital (rare)
Being the mouthpiece of the federal government it was typical that reports & documents emanating from Congress would appear in print first in this... See More
September 19, 1850
DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., September 19, 1850
* Fugitive Slave Law - Act
* Millard Fillmore signs into law
* Southern slave holders & Northern Free-Soilers
* Best title to be had from our nation's capital (rare)
Being the mouthpiece of the federal government it was typical that reports & documents emanating from Congress would appear in print first i... See More
September 21, 1773
THE LONDON CHRONICLE, England, Sept. 21, 25 and 28, 1773
* Trio of issues on suppressing the Jesuits
* Pre Revolutionary War originals
This is a group of three consecutive issues with an entire page of the Sept. 21 and 25 issues taken up with a detailed article: "A Translation of the Bull for Effectual Suppression of the Order of the Jesuits", and the conclusion of it takin... See More
November 16, 1860
THE NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 16, 1860
* Southern crisis - Secession options
* Abraham Lincoln as president elect
From a few months before the outbreak of the Civil War, the front page has: "The Southern Excitement" "Condition of Public Sentiment in the Slave States" "The Union Element Showing Itself". More similar reports on 4.
Eight pages, a little irregula... See More
June 18, 1859
THE NEW YORK HERALD, June 18, 1859
* Slaver - slave ship Orion
* African Slave Trade Patrol
The front page has an article headed: "The Alleged Slaver Orion" See images for text here.
Other news of the day just prior to the Civil War. Complete in 8 pages, a few printing flaws, generally nice.
Item #654917GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, May 1773 Certainly the most significant item in this issue is the great article: "Some Account of Phillis, a Learned Negro Girl" which is a letter to the publisher stating: "Proposals have just been published for printing by subscription, some poems written by Phillis, a negro servant of Mr. Wheatley, of Boston, in New England, the following a... See More
January 11, 1961
THE DETROIT NEWS, January 11, 1961
* Charlayne Hunter-Gault & Hamilton Holmes
* University of Georgia 1st African-American students
The front page has a one column heading: "2 Negroes in Classes; All is Quiet" with related photo. (see)
Other news of the day. Complete 1st section only with all 16 pages, some small binding holes along the spine, light toning at the margin... See More
August 27, 1874
THE NEW YORK HERALD, August 27, 1874
* Trenton, Gibson County, Tennessee
* Negroes massacred
* General George Custer expedition
Page 7 has one column headings: "NEGRO CONSPIRACY" "Organized Movement Against the Whites in Tennessee" "Arrest and Lynching of Sixteen of the Ringleaders" and more. (see)
Page 5 has: "THE OGALLALAS" "Custer's Disc... See More
February 1, 1812
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 1, 1812 Page 7 has under the heading: "South America" which mentions the manifesto of Carthagena, stating in part that in the previous November, they had declared themselves to be: "A FREE, SOVEREIGN AND INDEPENDENT STATE..." and continues: "The first fruit of freedom of Carthagena, was the abolition of the INQUISITION... See More
April 30, 1862
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 30, 1862 Among the articles within are: "A Serious Talk with Serious Men" "Emancipation of Slaves" "...on the Bill to abolish Slavery in the District of Columbia" "War News of the Week" "Free Negroes in Ohio" "The Massacre at Lee's Mills" and so much more.
Eight pages, very nice condition.
D... See More
September 9, 1930
THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 9, 1930
* George Grant & Willie Bryan Negro lynchings
* Darien, McIntosh County, Georgia martial law
Page 29 has one column headings that include: "GEORGIA TOWN PUT UNDER MARTIAL LAW" "Mob Forced Way Into Jail Despite Troops' Presence and Lynched Negro" and more. (see) First report coverage on the lynching of Negroes Geo... See More
February 7, 1993
LOS ANGELES TIMES, February 7, 1993 (2-sections)
* Arthur Ashe's death report
* dies of AIDS...
* Only African-American to win both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open (at the time of his death)
Both the front page and the 1st page of the Sports Section tell of the death of Arthur Ashe.
Included are the main section and the Sports Section - both which are in excellent condition.... See More
December 21, 1956
THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, Boston, December 21, 1956
* Martin Luther King Jr. becomes known
* Montgomery, Alabama bus segregation
A landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court outlawed bus segregation throughout the country, doing much to create defiant reactions throughout the South. The new law went into effect Dec. 21, the date of this issue.
The front page has a thre... See More
December 2, 1859
NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 2, 1859
* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid
* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia
* Just before Brown's execution
Page 5 reports on plans for the hanging of John Brown for his involvement in the Harper's Ferry insurrection, with column heads: "From Charlestown" "The Visits of Clergymen" "Reporters In A Dilemma&quo... See More
July 16, 1935
THE KNICKERBOCKER PRESS, Albany, July 16, 1935.
* Dooley Morgan & Bert Moore Negroes lynchings
* Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi
Page 3 has a one column heading: "MISSISSIPPI MOB HANGS 2 NEGROES" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on the lynchings of Dooley Morgan & Bert Moore at Columbus, Mississippi.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Comple... See More
July 3, 1939
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 3, 1939
* Marian Anderson receives Spingarn Medal
* Celebrated African American singer
* First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt
The top of page 15 has a one column heading: "FIRST LADY HONORS MARTIAN ANDERSON" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on Eleanor Roosevelt presenting Marian Anderson with the 1939 Spingarn Medal. I suspect this is one of the few pu... See More
December 11, 1931
THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 11, 1931
* Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia
Page 17 has a one column heading: "WEST VIRGINIA MOB LYNCHES 2 NEGROES" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the lynching of Tom Jackson & George Banks at Lewisburg, West Virginia.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 56 pages, this is the rare rag edition tha... See More
April 1, 1864
THE LIBERATOR, Boston, April 1, 1864
* Rare anti-slavery title
* Owen Lovejoy death
* American Civil War era
A very famous anti-slavery newspaper published by the noted emancipator William Lloyd Garrison. The ornate engraving in the masthead features three scenes: a slave auction, an image of Jesus breaking the bonds of the oppressors, and a slave family about to depart for their jo... See More
March 7, 1862
NEW YORK HERALD, March 7, 1862
* President Abraham Lincoln
* Message to U.S. Congress
* Slavery emancipation
Among the many front page one column Civil War heads are: "Important Message Of the President to Congress" "Initiatory Movement for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery" with the document printed in full and signed by him in type: Abraham Lincoln (see).
Also:... See More
October 8, 1862
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 8, 1862
* Rare pro-Confederate publication
Among the front page reports are: "Swearing Men to Disbelieve in Negro Slavery" "Address to the President of the United States" by a meeting of governors of the loyal states; "Col. Sibley's Expedition - Battle with the Indians near the Yellow Medicine--Camp Attacked by 300 Indians.... See More
April 17, 1740
THE BOSTON WEEKLY NEWS-LETTER, "New England", April 10-17, 1740
* Earliest of American newspapers to be had
This very rare title was the first successful newspaper in the colonies, having begun in 1704 and lasting until the British occupation of Boston in 1776. It was only preceded by "Public Occurrances Both Foreign and Domestick" which published just a singl... See More
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