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The cry from the border states...



Item # 612158

June 20, 1861

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, June 20, 1861  Articles within include: "Peace Or War" "To the People of the United States" being a lengthy address by the delegates to a convention of the border slave states concerning: "...the present condition of the country. None of us have ever expected to live to see the spectacle now exhibited in our distracted land. The cry to arms resounds throughout our borders..." with much more. "Gen. Butler's Official Report of the Bethel Battles" "Another Week & Now Where Do We Stand?" and much 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.

Category: Yankee

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