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694453

The South to force slaves into the military...

Item #694453

December 20, 1864

DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Dec. 20, 1864  



* Rare rebel publication



Not just a newspaper from the Confederacy, but from the capital of the Confederate states.

The front page has: "The War News" with subheads "Southwestern Virginia" & "Savannah". Also: "City Intelligence" "A Timely Invention" "The Soldiers' Christma... See More  

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172952

A map of Mississippi... Black Americana print...

Item #172952

January 06, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 6, 1866 Full front page print: 'The Last Chattel' shows an elderly Black man looking over the ruins of his home.

The doublepage centerfold is: "Emigration to Washington Territory of 400 Women on the Steamer Continental" which has five scenes. Also a fullpg: "Map of Mississippi" with a decorative heading. Thee is also a small print of... See More  

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667746

Martin Luther King wins Nobel Peace Prize...

Item #667746

October 14, 1964

LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Mass., Oct. 14, 1964



* Martin Luther King Jr.

* Wins Nobel Peace Prize (1st report)




The front page has a two column heading: "Nobel Peace Prize Won By Martin Luther King" (see) First report coverage on Civil Rights activist, Martin Luther King Jr., winning the Nobel Peace Prize. He was the youngest person to ever win the prestigious award.

Complete with all... See More  

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682231

Protection for Negro soldiers...

Item #682231

March 03, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 3, 1864 



* Negro soldiers



A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America. The front page includes: "The Raids Around Richmond--Surprise Of the Enemy's Camp at Atlee--Retreat of the Yankees Across the Pamunkey--Incidents, etc." which takes two columns. Also: "From The Peninsula" "Allowance of Ra... See More  

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696996

Charles Carroll & the Declaration of Independence...

Item #696996

July 19, 1828

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 19, 1828 



* Charles Carroll of Carrollton

* Declaration of Independence signer




The front page has: "Charles Carroll" which gives details of the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence presenting a copy of The Declaration to the mayor of New York City, along with a copy of a letter written in his own hand which state... See More  

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678283

Odell Waller final words... Battle of El Alamein...

Item #678283

July 03, 1942

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 3, 1942



* Odell Waller final words

* Battle of El Alamein

* World War II Egypt




Page 19 has the final words of Odell Waller, an African-American sharecropper from Gretna, Virginia, executed for the fatal shooting of his white landlord (source wiki). Additionally, the front page has a five column headline: "BRITISH SWEEP AROUND AXIS FLANK IN EGYPT, U. S. AND R... See More  

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172490

Scenes of the Battle of Bull Run...

Item #172490

August 03, 1861

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 3, 1861  The front page features two prints on the Civil War, captioned: "The Death of the Rebel General Garnett, at the Battle of Laurel Hill" and "Bringing in the Misses Scott as Prisoners to Fall's Church, Va." with a related article.

Inside includes a print of "Major-General McClellan", a nearly half pg: "Presenta... See More  

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667090

Abolishment of slavery, and the backlash from Jamaica...

Item #667090

June 15, 1833

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 15, 1833  has over half a page headed: "Slavery in the British West Indies" which reports on the: "...deputation in favor off the immediate emancipation of negro slavery within the British dominions..." which includes the full text on the 5 "Resolutions", signed in type by: Samuel Gurney as the chairman. The same page h... See More  

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680794

Slave insurrection in New York...

Item #680794
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, August, 1741 



* New York Conspiracy of 1741

* Slaves - Slavery insurrection




Within this issue is an article: "Of the Office of Auditor of the Revenue in America" which includes: "I am a native of New England & having read in your paper...The state of importance of the American colonies is so little understood or regarded.
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697002

Charles Carroll & the Declaration of Independence...

Item #697002

July 19, 1828

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 19, 1828  The front page has: "Charles Carroll" which gives details of the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence presenting a copy of The Declaration to the mayor of New York City, along with a copy of a letter written in his own hand which states in part: "Grateful to Almighty God for the blessings which, through J... See More  

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696998

Charles Carroll & the Declaration of Independence...

Item #696998

July 19, 1828

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 19, 1828  The front page has: "Charles Carroll" which gives details of the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence presenting a copy of The Declaration to the mayor of New York City, along with a copy of a letter written in his own hand which states in part: "Grateful to Almighty God for the blessings which, through J... See More  

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671604

Constance Baker Motley's obituary...

John Roberts is sworn in as Chief Justice of the SCOTUS...

Item #671604

September 30, 2005

LOS ANGELES TIMES, September 30, 2005  The front page has the full banner heading: "Roberts Is Sworn in as Chief Justice", which includes a small image of him. Additional coverage is on inside pages 12 and 13. Also noteworthy is the page B8 obituary of Constance Baker Motley, the first-ever black federal judge and a prominent civil rights leader, which also include a photo of her al... See More  

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686040

On the Treasury Bill and compensations for various officers...

Item #686040

July 25, 1789

THE MASSACHUSETTS CENTINEL, Boston, July 25, 1789  Half of the front page is taken up with an article headed: "Slave Trade" which is a report from a French society for the abolition of the trade. One bit notes: "...The abolition, therefore, of negro slavery was esteemed by the general United States & by the convention in which they were represented, not only a measure condu... See More  

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175592

Frederic Remington illustration... Ismay of Titanic infamy...

Item #175592

April 04, 1891

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 4, 1891  Full front page Frederic Remington print: "Big Fishing--Indians Hauling Nets On Lake Nepigon". Inside is a half page "The Government's Exhibit at the Columbian Exposition"; 1/4 page "The Government Building for the Columbian Exposition"; a full page "The City of St. John's, Newfoundland" and "Th... See More  

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645256

African-American soldiers... Cricket match...

Item #645256

November 01, 1879

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Nov. 1, 1879  The full ftpg. is a Thomas Nast political cartoon showing Blacks & captioned: "The Next Debut - Now Let General M.C. Butler, of South Carolina, Show How Bulldozing Is Done."

Prints inside include a halfpg: "The Avery Institute, Charleston, S.C."; a fullpg: "International Cricket Match at Phila." "The Ute War-... See More  

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648552

African-American jockey wins the Kentucky Derby...

Item #648552

May 14, 1891

THE OMAHA DAILY BEE, Nebraska, May 14, 1891 



* 1891 Kentucky Derby victory

* Issac Burns Murphy - Negro jockey




Inside has a report of the running of the 1891 Kentucky Derby, won by the horse Kingman, ridden by Hall of Fame African-American jockey Isaac Burns Murphy.

The pg. 7 heads note: "Kingman's Easy Triumph" "He Wins the Kentucky Derby by Scarcely More Than a Ca... See More  

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685696

From the Confederacy... Battle of Ball's Bluff

Item #685696

November 05, 1861

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Nov. 5, 1861 



* Battle of Ball's Bluff

* Capital of Confederacy




Among front page items are: "Northern War News--The Great Naval Expedition--General Butler on the Recruiting Service..." "Secretary Cameron's Order Concerning Slave Deserters" and other subheads. Inside has: "Army Of The Potomac" 'From Norfolk&qu... See More  

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660776

Jesse Owens wins gold at the Berlin Olympics...

Item #660776

August 05, 1936

NEW YORK WORLD-TELEGRAM, August 5, 1936 



* Jesse Owens shines in track & field

* Olympic games in Berlin Germany

* In front of Adolph Hitler & Third Reich




The front page has a three column heading: "OWENS CAPTURES 200 IN 20.7 TO SCORE OLYMPIC TRIPLE" with subheads. (See) Much more in the sport's section. A sidebar to the Olympic games was Adolph Hitler's refu... See More  

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690547

Voice of the Nation of Islam... Stokely Carmichael... Mouhammad Ali...

Item #690547

April 21, 1967

MUHAMMAD SPEAKS, Chicago, Illinois, April 21, 1967 



* Nation of Islam religious movement

* Elijah Muhammad - founder

* Fight for civil rights era original




This newspaper was one of the most widely-read ever produced by an African American organization. Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad began the publication on May 1960 as a weekly publication. It was distributed nationwide by the... See More  

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689155

Mutiny of slaves... Bowie knife used...

Item #689155

December 18, 1841

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 18, 1841 



* Creole slavery slaves case

* Ship insurrection - revolt - mutiny




The back page of this issue features a quite lengthy report concerning 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 ... See More  

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693807

President Lincoln's appeal to the border states... Brady's photographs...

Item #693807

July 19, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 19, 1862 



* Abraham Lincoln appeal to border states

* Pleads for emancipation of slaves - slavery




The back page begins with a very notable address by President Lincoln headed: "The President's Appeal To The Border States". 

On July 12 Abraham Lincoln invited the senators and representatives from the border states to hear his offer of compen
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677871

Death of Napoleon Bonaparte... Slave trade... William Wilberforce...

Item #677871

September 08, 1821

THE WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 8, 1821  Beginning on page 2 is a report of the death of: "Napoleon Bonaparte" which is prefaced with: "The following particulars are interesting, and seem necessary to assist in affording an account of the exit of the man who, for so many years, had occupied the attention of all the civilized world..." with a subhead: "Official A... See More  

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177031

Lincoln giving the Gettysburg Address...

Item #177031

February 10, 1900

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 10, 1900  Full page Remington: "The War In South Africa - A Close Call For Rimington's Scouts". Doublepage centerfold illustration "Lincoln's Address At Gettysburg, November 19, 1863". This also contains numerous news articles of the day. See photos for full details.

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686238

Jewish Holocaust... Nazi atrocities... Cold-blooded murder...

Item #686238

June 04, 1944

This issue is being offered as a piece of history.  Issues with content related to the numerous atrocities perpetrated upon humanity during this era help to verify what some feebly attempt to deny. It's interesting to note that many such reports never made it to the front page... and in the case of numerous newspapers... never made it to print at all. We at Rare Newspapers offer such item... See More  

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692806

Much on the case of fugitive slave Henry Long...

Item #692806

December 28, 1850

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, December 28, 1850 



* Fugitive slave case

* Henry Long




Pages 4 & 5 have over a column taken up with an article headed: "Alleged Slave Case" with various subheads, concerning the case of fugitive slave Henry Long, about whom much is written on the web. Much detail, as this was from the beginning of the very controversial Fugitive Slave Act.

Eight pa... See More  

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692514

Mormons, slavery, and Dickens...

Item #692514

June 23, 1858

NEW YORK TIMES, June 23, 1858  Page 2 has two-thirds of a column taken up with a report headed: "The Mormons Flight and the Mormon Future--A New Power Among the Nations of Earth". The report begins by reflecting upon the founding of the Mormons noting: "...announcing the appearance & character of their 'Golden Bible' as the book was for a while commonly called...ref... See More  

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177130

Emancipation Remembered...

Item #177130

January 04, 1902

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 4, 1902 Frontpage photo "A Memory of Emancipation Day"; Ice Hocky and Its Players; a colored print "Jan Kubelik - The Bohemian Violinist Now Touring The United States"; a page of photos of Marconi's Latest Experiments in Wireless Telegraphy; a page of photos Winners at the First annual Sow of the Ladies' Kennel Association of Ame... See More  

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684072

Harper's Ferry Conspiracy... Prison and hanging of two conspirators...

Item #684072

December 31, 1859

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 31, 1959  The frontpage has a half page image of two John Brown's Raid (Harper's Ferry) conspirators, the caption which says: "Cook and Coppic escaped from their cell into the prison yard, the night previous to their execution". Additionally, page 6 has two articles: "COOK AND COPPIC ENDEAAVORING TO ESCAPE FROM THE JAI... See More  

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173242

Thomas Nast political illustrations with Black Americana interest...

Item #173242

October 10, 1868

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 10, 1868 The front page of this issue features a three-quarter page illustration entitled "The Water Drinkers in Spain". A full page features a halfpage "The South American Earthquakes - Wreck of the 'Wateree'" and "Yacht Race for Vice-Commodore Bennett's Prizes, September 22, 1868".  A one-third page "The P... See More  

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671520

Confederate title from Richmond...

Item #671520

February 10, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, February 10, 1863 



* Capital of the Confederacy



The ftpg. includes: "From Fredericksburg" which begins: "The path to Heaven is not more straight & narrow than that of a correspondent from the seat of war...The indications of activity in the Yankee army still continue..." and much more. Also on the ftpg: "City Intelligence&q... See More  

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678654

The death of famed singer Marian Anderson...

Item #678654

April 09, 1993

LOS ANGELES TIMES, April 9, 1993 



* Marian Anderson death

* African American Contralto

* Lincoln Memorial concert fame




The bottom of the front page has a report headed: "Rich-Voiced Contralto Marian Anderson Dies" with subhead: "the pioneering black singer overcame prejudice to gain wide acclaim" and photo. (see)

The article carries over to page 34 with much detai... See More  

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173106

Custer's scouts... Croquet... Paul Revere's Ride with Poem...

Item #173106

June 29, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, June 29, 1867  Half of the ftpg. is a print of: "Religion In Intolerant Rome--Priestly Absolution From Sin at St.Peter's" with a related article.

Perhaps the best print is the very nice full page captioned: "The New Game of Martelle--The Queen of the Lawn" which looks very much croquet (see). Thee is also a one-third pg. print: "Arapahoe Indi... See More  

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172680

One of the best Civil War centerfolds...

Item #172680

May 30, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 30, 1863  The front page has a print of: "The Tug 'Rumsey' Accoutred For Running the Rebel Batteries at Vicksburg" with a related article. Prints inside include a small: "Map of the Vicinity of Vicksburg & Jackson, Mississippi, Showing the Theatre  of General Grant's Operations"; two prints of: "Banks's Campa... See More  

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172424

Winslow Homer... The city of Washington...

Item #172424

December 15, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, Dec. 15, 1860 Ftpg. shows: "The City of Washington from the Dome of the Capitol" as well as "The National Capitol at Washington". Halfpg: "Departure of the St. Louis Bridge for Kansas" & one by Winslow Homer: "Expulsion of Negroes & Abolitionists from Tremont Temple, Boston" includes a related article mentioning Frederick Douglas... See More  

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676399

Death of Jay Gould... Black scholar William Sanders Scarborough...

Item #676399

December 15, 1892

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 15, 1892



* William Sanders Scarborough

* African American scholar

* Isaac Mayer Wise - Jews

* Jewish Rabbi




 The full front page is a photo of: "The Late Jay Gould" with page 4 having an accompanying article of the same heading. Yet another page is filled with six photos of: "The Birthplace & Some of the Residences of ... See More  

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696459

Wilberforce... The Capitol building in Washington...

Item #696459

October 29, 1859

THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, England, Oct. 29, 1859 



* William Wilberforce & the African slave trade

* United States Capitol under construction



Most of the front page is taken up with a nice print captioned: "Portrait of Wilberforce..." with an article on him on page 2. Wilberforce was a British politician & leader of the movement to abolish the slave trade.

Within ... See More  

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175958

Japanese occupation of Korea...

Item #175958

October 06, 1894

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Oct. 6, 1894 Full ftpg. shows: 'The Japanese Occupation of Korea' which is comprised of four illustrations. Fullpg: 'The Japanese Rejoicing After the Battle of Yasan'. 1/3 pg "New York's Japanese Club". Fullpg. with 8 photos & illus. of: 'The U.S. Naval Observatory at Washington' & fullpg. with 4 illus. of: 'Asphalt I... See More  

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172640

Negro soldiers for the Confederacy...

Item #172640

January 10, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 10, 1863  The front page has an interesting circular illustration of "Rebel Negro Pickets as Seen Through a Field-Glass", with a related article: "Rebel Negro Pickets".

A full page with 3 views of: "The Battle of Goldsborough..." and "Battle of Kinston..." and "Battle of Whitehall..."; half page print: &... See More  

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695134

Montgomery bus boycott ends w/ integration...

Item #695134

December 21, 1956

THE RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, Kansas, Dec. 21, 1956



* Montgomery bus boycott ends

* Racial segregation to integration

* Civil rights movement - MLK




A landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court outlawed bus segregation throughout the country, doing much to create defiant reactions throughout the South. The new law went into effect on Dec. 21st.

The top of the front page has a one colum... See More  

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670304

Should the U.S. boycott the 1936 Olympics?

Item #670304

December 09, 1935

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, December 9, 1935 



* Movement to boycott the Berlin Olympics

* Jewish Holocaust - plight of the Jews

* Adolph Hitler & Nazi Germany

* Amateur Athletic Union votes for participation




There was considerable controversy in the United States preceding the 1936 Olympics as to whether the games should be boycotted due to Hitler's Nazi regime and its treatment o... See More  

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674043

From the earliest months of its existence... Negro for sale...

Item #674043

March 23, 1797

PORCUPINES GAZETTE & UNITED STATES DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, March 23, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American title



All previous issues we have offered of this uncommon title were from 1798-9 with the porcupine in the masthead, but this issue is from the earliest months of its existence with a much different masthead.

Various news reports of the day, heavy with advertisements inc... See More  

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696932

1963 Civil Rights March on Washington...

Item #696932

August 28, 1963

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, Aug. 28, 1963  



* Martin Luther King Jr.

* March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

* "I Have A Dream" speech fame




Near the bottom of the front page is a six-column headline concerning this historic Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C.: "100,000 Turn Out For Capital March Before Noon" with subheads and related photo.

It was at ... See More  

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671522

From the capital of the Confederacy...

Item #671522

February 23, 1864

RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Feb. 23, 1864 



* From the capital of the Confederacy



The front page has: "The War News--Another Victory In Florida" "City Intelligence" "Another Escapade of Yankee Prisoners" "The Re-Enlistment in the Army--The 'Bitter End' and the 'Last Round' " and other items, including many ads.

The back page has a... See More  

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174742

Chicago Stock Exchange... Ice yachting...

Item #174742

February 10, 1883

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, February 10, 1883  Front page print: "Unser Fritz--Crown Prince of Prussia and Prince Imperial of the German Empire". Nice halfpg. has an inside view of: "Chicago Stock Exchange". Nice fullpg: "Westward Bound--Scenes on an Immigrant Train". 3/4 pg: "Ice-Yachting on the Hudson". Fullpg. of a funeral at St. Patrick's Cat... See More  

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684636

Creating the Bank of Maryland... President Washington signs a letter...

Item #684636

May 30, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, May 30, 1796  



* Bank of Baltimore, Maryland creation

* President George Washington letter




Much of pages 2 & 3 are taken up with; "An Act to Establish A Bank and Incorporate the Subscribers Thereto." which begins: "Be it enacted by the general assembly of Maryland, That a bank shall be established at Baltimo... See More  

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675148

Good front page reporting...

Item #675148

March 07, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 7, 1863 



* Capital of the Confederacy



Among the front page items are: "The Yankees In King George" "The Conservatives of the North--Resolutions Of  The State Legislature" "The West & The War--Where are the Interests of the West?" "Abolition Legislature--The Bill of All Abominations--Military Arrests in ... See More  

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700284

1987 James Baldwin death...

Item #700284

December 02, 1987

LOS ANGELES TIMES, Dec. 2, 1987



* James Baldwin death (1st report)

* African American writer - activist




Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Baldwin Dies at 63; Writer Explored Black Experience" with photo. (see)

Complete with all sections except classifieds (60+ pages), nice condition.

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675665

Lousianna school integration...

Item #675665

November 14, 1960

THE DETROIT NEWS, Nov. 14, 1960 



* The front page has the dramatic 6 column headline: "La. Troopers Called to Close Schools" and "Legislators Defy U.S. Court Order". The coverage describing : "A caravan of state troopers massed on the fringes of New Orleans at dawn today, a few hours before five Negro girls were to enter the first of two white public schools",... See More  

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683832

The "so called" captain of the slave ship Echo...

Item #683832

September 16, 1858

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Sept. 16, 1858  Page 3 has an article: "Capt. Townsend of the Slaver" which begins: "Capt. Townsend, so called, of the slaver Echo, was brought before the U.S. Commissioner...It was distinctly proved that the Echo attempted to escape before her character was suspected...There were found on board 318 African negroes..." w... See More  

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173892

Indian dance illustration... Mormon illustration...

Item #173892

January 02, 1875

HARPER'S WEEKLY Jan. 2, 1875 The full fron page is a print: "Alone with the Dying Year" showing a small child in a snow storm.

Full page print: "Bringing Home the Fifth Wife--A Sketch in Mormondom" also includes a small article. Nice doublepage centerfold: "Indian Sun Dance - Young Bucks Proving Their Endurance by Self-torture". Full page Thomas Nast: "The O... See More  

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