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The Declaration of Independence... Reports on the Civil War...
Item # 632584
May 9, 1861
THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, May 9, 1861
* Rare pro-Confederate title
* First weeks of the Civil War
Among the articles within are: "Treason In New Orleans" "The Plot to Dissolve the Union Avowed Seven Years Ago" "Aid & Comfort to the Enemy" "The War Movement" & much more. Also reports on the events in Congress from June 8 thru July 4 on the creation of the Declaration of Independence including a printing of it.
Eight pages, 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