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A "copperhead" newspaper...

Item # 621772

April 4, 1861

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 4, 1861 

* Civil War about to start
* Pro Confederate - copperhead title

This is the volume 1 number 10 issue of this interesting newspaper (see below) with column heads including: "Is Slavery Forbidden in the Bible?" "Political Movements in the Confederate States" "Speech of Alexander H. Stephens" "The Present & Future" "Bold & Undisguised Disunion Sentiments" "How to View Secession Out West Among the Prairie-Mountain Men" and more.
Eight pages, never-trimmed margins, very 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: The Civil War

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