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October 26, 1844
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Oct. 26, 1844
Over a full column is taken up with a report with a small head: "Illinois. The Mormon war" which is mostly taken up with a letter which begins: "The war is ended and the troops are en route for home. This day the Governor held a treaty with the individuals against whom writs had been issued for being engaged in ... See More
August 27, 1842
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 27, 1842 An inside page has an article: "Illinois" with subhead: "The Mormons" which notes: "...for the persons of Joe Smith and O. P. Rockwell, states that the proper authorities have as yet been unable to comply with the demand. the proper writs were issued by Gov. Carlin...They found Smith & Rockwell & ser... See More
June 5, 1846
THE HERALD OF FREEDOM, Concord, New Hampshire, June 5, 1846 A semi-monthly anti-slavery newspaper done by Nathaniel Peabody Rogers. (see hyperlink for much on him & the newspaper) Articles included are "Opinions about the War"; "The Mexican Story"; "Slave Insurrection" and more.
Four pages, lite foxing, otherwise in nice condition.... See More
July 29, 1917
NEW YORK TIMES, July 29, 1917
* The historic "Silent March" - also know as "Silent Parade"
Page twelve of this issue contains the report "NEGROES IN PROTEST MARCH IN FIFTH AV." with subheads "8,000 Men, Women, and Children Demand That Discrimination and Oppression End"; "Tell Woes On Banners"; and "Parade in Silence While Thousands of Th... See More
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
September 29, 1797
GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Sept. 29, 1797
* Rare 18th century American title
* Slaves advertisements
Front page has two runway slave advertisements. See images for details.
News of the day with several other interesting ads. Four pages, small piece torn away at the upper right corner, minor spine wear, good condition.... See More
December 5, 1931
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, December 5, 1931
* Salisbury, Wicomico County, Maryland
* Matthew Williams - Negro lynching lynched
The top of page 5 has a one column heading: "MARYLAND MOB HANGS WOUNDED NEGRO TO TREE" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on the lynching of Negro Matthew Williams at Salisbury, Maryland.
Complete with all 30 pages, this is the "rag edition" ... 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
November 29, 1933
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass., November 29, 1933.
* Lloyd Warner Negro lynching
* St. Joseph MO Missouri
The top of the front page has a three column headline: "MOB OF 7000 BATTERS INTO MISSOURI JAIL TO GET ATTACKER OF GIRL" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the lynching of Negro Lloyd Warner in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Complete with 26 pages, light toning, a little marg... 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
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
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.
September 23, 1849
THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Sept. 23, 1849
* Colt Revolver Ad
* Runaway slave ad
* Gold Rush era newspaper
The front page is filled with ads including a: "$150 Reward" ad for a runaway slave, with details. Beneath this is an ad: "Colt's Improved Repeating Pistols" signed in type: Samuel Colt. (see)
Four pages, good condition.... 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 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
June 17, 1820
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, June 17, 1820 An inside page has a nearly two page article titled: "The Slave Trade" which has some fascinating details of the discovery of slave ships, some of the text including: "...I do further declare that the state in which these unfortunate creatures were found is shocking to every principle of humanity, seventeen men sha... 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
December 12, 1831
UNITED STATES TELEGRAPH, Washington City, Virginia, Dec. 12, 1831
* Confessions of Nat Turner
* Slave insurrection fame
Page 3 has an ad stating that a business has for sale, "The Confession's of Nat Turner". (see)
Turner was the leader of the famous slave insurrection in Virginia that occurred in September of 1831. Describes the "Confessions" as those "volunta... 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
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
July 23, 1939
THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 23, 1939
* Jane Bolin sworn in as judge (NYC)
* 1st African-American black Woman
The top of page 7 has a very notable item, being a report of the first African-American woman judge in the United States.
The article features a photo of Jane Bolin being sworn into office, headed: "Mayor Swears In Negro Woman as Judge; Summons Her to Office, Then Brea... 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
December 18, 1841
NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, December 18, 1841 The back page of this issue features a quite lengthy report concerning the the "Mutiny Of Slaves" on the ship Creole, a rather infamous event in American history. In this report, it also states that the infamous Bowie knife was one of the instruments used in the killing of Mr. John Hewell, an owner of a portion of the slave... See More
April 19, 1817
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, April 19, 1817 The most interesting article is: "African Colonization" which is introduced by: "The following is an extract of a letter written by Thomas Jefferson..." datelined at Monticello, Jan. 21, 1811, and signed by him in type: Thomas Jefferson.
Other items are: "Life of Fulton", being Robert Fulton; nearly half a p... See More
Item #654167THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1807 Under: "Abstract of Foreign Occurrences" is a brief yet notable report: "The American Congress has passed a bill for the abolition of the slave trade, by a majority of 24---the numbers being ayes 73, noes 49." This refers to the significant "Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves" which was signed into la... See More
Item #654166THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, May, 1807 Within this issue is a report from Parliament, datelined March 16, beginning: "On the motion for the 3rd reading of the Slave Trade Abolition Bill, Mr. Hibbert entered at great length into a vindication of the trade..." with more (see photos), including: "...Sir P. Francis, Messrs. Lyttleton, H. Thornton, Barham, and Wil... See More
June 7, 1966
FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, June 7, 1966
* James Howard Meredith shot
* 1st University of Mississippi African-American student
* Civil Rights march for voting
The front page has a four column headline: "Wounded Meredith Vows: 'A Shall Return' To Miss." with two related photos. (see) 1st report coverage on James Meredith being shot during his Civil Rights march fro... See More
June 4, 1944
THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 4, 1944 Page 6 has one column headlines: "POLE SAYS NAZIS PLAN SLAVE TOWN," "Reports 75,000-Acre Plot in Poland Even Contains Permanent Factories".
Page 4 has a one column headline: "Senators Appeal on Hungary's Jews" with subhead:"Foreign Relations Committee Pleads with People to Stop 'Cold-Blooded Murder' ".... See More
January 14, 1826
THE NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, January 14, 1826
* Maryland Jew Bill becomes law
Under the heading "Maryland" is a very nice editorialized report acknowledging the very recent approval of the "Jew Bill" which allowed--for the first time--Jews to hold public office in the state of Maryland. The report reads in part: "The affairs of our stat... See More
April 25, 1899
SEMI-WEEKLY GAZETTE AND BULLETIN, Williamsport, Penn., April 25, 1899
* Newnan, Georgia
* Elijah Strickland lynching
* Alfred Cranford murder
The top of the front page has a one column heading: "STRICKLAND LYNCHED BY THE GEORGIA MOB" with subheads. (see) First report coverage on the severe lynching of Negro preacher, Elijah Strickland, at Newnan, Georgia.
Complete in 8 pages, li... See More
September 19, 1935
THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 19, 1935.
* Ellwood Higginbotham Negro lynching
* Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi
Page 21 has small one column headings: "MOB LYNCHES NEGRO" "Mississippi Prisoner Seized as Jury Debates Murder Case" First report coverage on the lynching of Ellwood Higginbotham at Oxford, Mississippi.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. ... See More
March 22, 1861
THE CIRCULAR, Oneida, New York, March 22, 1861 The front page features a very nice print of a "Community Dwelling at Oneida", plus most of the front page is taken up with explaining to the curious just what the Oneida Community is all about, including many subheads such as: "Religious Foundation & Principles" "Social Organization" "Rewards & Balances"... See More
September 15, 1842
EMANCIPATOR AND FREE AMERICAN, Boston, Sept. 15, 1842 A newspaper focused on freedom for slaves. Page 2 has an illustrated notice for: "James G. Birney for President...". Articles include: "Treatment of Slaves" "A Crumb For the Abolitionists" "Church Action on Slavery" "White Slaves of the North" and more.
Four pages, various foxing, good co... See More
May 30, 1861
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, May 30, 1861 Among the ftpg. reports are: 'Repudiation Repudiated" "Redpath and the Negroes!" "Sensible at Last" "Death of Gen. Stokely".
Page 2 has: "Letter From Kentucky, to Abraham Lincoln..." which is interesting reading, beginning: "You are a native-born Kentuckian--your heart must indeed by callous &... See More
September 3, 1863
NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 3, 1863 Page 4 has one column heads: "The President's Letter" "An Argument Addressed to the Opponents of the War Policy of the Administration" "Letter to the Union Convention at Springfield, Ill."
This has the full text of Lincoln's reply to an invitation to a meeting of "unconditional Union men". The letter, is date... See More
October 1, 1831
NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, October 1, 1831 Within this issue is an interesting article headed: "Negro College" coming from New Haven,and the text beginning: "Our readers, no doubt, will be surprised at the caption of this paragraph & will wonder what we mean by 'Negro college'. We will inform them that we mean, without any jesting, to say that ther... See More
November 6, 1859
NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 6, 1859 The front page has over a full column taken up with: "The Harper's Ferry Outbreak" "Surrender of Harrison" "John Brown As A Farmer" "A Couple of Indignant Virginians". Also: "Naval Officers & Their Uniform" & much more.
Eight pages, irregular at the spine from disbinding, nice condition.
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