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Inauguration of Jefferson Davis...
Item # 601479
February 21, 1861
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 21, 1861
* Jefferson Davis inauguration
* Pre Civil War tensions
A great wealth of fine articles in this issue. The most significant would be the page 5 item: "The Southern Confederacy - Inauguration of President Davis" which takes nearly 1 1/2 columns. Great to have this content in this pro-South newspaper.
Other items inside include: "Lincoln's Travels & Speeches" "Thrilling Appeal for the Union!" "Mr. Lincoln at the Capitol of Ohio" "The Two Confederacies" "The Act Abolishing Slavery in Pennsylvania" and more.
Eight pages, never-trimmed margins, nice condition.
Described as "The Hottest Rebel Sheet to be found in the North or the South", this newspaper opposed the war and attracted the hatred of the Republicans and the Lincoln administration. It insisted that slavery could not be prohibited by law. So obnoxious was this paper to Unionists that it was denied circulation in some cities. In 1863 the press was raided by a hateful mob.