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Fortress Monroe, Jacksonville, Yorktown... and a new Delmonico's...

Item #678258

April 07, 1862

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 7, 1862 
The front page has: "FROM THE SOUTHERN COAST", "Threatened Attack by the Rebels upon Jacksonville, Fla.", "NEWS FROM FORTRESS MONROE", "Cannonading Heard in the Direction of Yorktown", "GEN. BURNSIDE'S OPERATIONS", "NEWS FROM WASHINGTON", and more. The inside has news regarding
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Reporting on the John Brown Harper's Ferry insurrection...

Item #678216

November 11, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 11, 1859

* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia trial

 Page 5 has 1 1/2 columns of reports headed: "JOHN BROWN'S INVASION" "The Case of Cook" with subheads including: "More Precautions--What is the Chivalry of the South?--The Engine Room at Harper's Ferry".

Eight pages, some ink du... See More  

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John Brown's slave insurrection at Harper's Ferry...

Item #678214

November 14, 1859


* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia

Page 4 has 2 small items on the Harper's Ferry insurrection, and page 5 has: "The Murder at Harpers Ferry--Discourse By The Rev. Mr. Remington At Brooklyn".

Page 7 has: "JOHN BROWN'S INVASION" "Sentences of Coppic, Cook, Green, an... See More  

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Much on John Brown...

Item #678211

November 07, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 7 1859  

* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia

* Just after Brown's execution

Page 4 has: "Old Brown's Fate" "The Slanderer of John Brown" and pages 6 and 7 have a wealth of reporting headed: "John Brown's Invasion" worth carious subheads including; "A Revival of Wrath&qu... See More  

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Much on John Brown's funeral, etc...

Item #678210

December 12, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 12, 1859 

* Post John Brown execution (hanging)

* Much on the funeral services - burial

Almost the entirety of page 6 is taken up with: "The Burial Of John Brown" "The Passage of the Body to North Alba" "The Funeral" "Speeches of Mr. McKim and Mr. Phillips" "John Brown's Last Will" "Charlestown Intelligen... See More  

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The famous anti-slavery newspaper... Fugitive slave Daniel Webster...

Item #678150

April 15, 1859

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, April 15, 1859  This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison with a masthead engraving showing slaves being sold, then emancipated.

Articles include: "The Slave Case at Harrisburg" followed by: "Proceedings in the Fugitive Slave Case, being that of fugitive slave Daniel Webster, about whom various repor... See More  

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The famous anti-slavery newspaper, shortly before the outbreak of war...

Item #678148

March 04, 1859

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, March 4, 1859  This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison with a masthead engraving showing slaves being sold, then emancipated.

Articles include: "Abolition 'With A But' " "The Admission of Oregon" 'Speech of Wm. Lloyd Garrison" "Injustice to Gerrit Smith" and more.

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Willard vs Johnson championship fight... Suffrage convention...

Item #678029

April 06, 1915

THE FAIRMONT TIMES, Fairmont, West Virginia, April 6, 1915  The front page of the issue has a three column, two line headline "Terrific Steam Behind Jess' Punch to pit and jaw Ended Johnson's Chances" with subheads "Crafty Warfare and Ageing Negro in Opening Frame of Havana Championship" "Bout Much Admired But Not Sufficient to Stem the Tide of Youth and "... See More  

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From New Orleans during the Confederacy...

Item #678020

October 19, 1861

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 19, 1861  Truly Confederate newspapers from New Orleans are very difficult to find, as Admiral Farragut entered the mouth of the Mississippi in mid-April, 1862 and finally took New Orleans on April 28. Shortly thereafter Benjamin Butler moved in and took control of the city, it surrendering without a fight. So "Confederate" issues fro... See More  

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1905 Belmont, Missouri Negro lynching...

Item #677896

May 13, 1905

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, May 13, 1905

* Belmont, Mississippi County, Missouri

* Tom Witherspoon Negro lynching - lynched

Page 2 has a one column heading: "NEGRO HANGED BY MISSOURI MOB" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.

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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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Some Mormon content... A slave ship off Long Island...

Item #677751

October 12, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 12, 1858  The front page has: "Affairs in Utah" with page 4 having a more brief account: "News From Utah".

The back page has most of a column headed: "The Slave Trade" "The Case of the Ship Haidee--Testimony for the Prosecution Continued".

Eight pages, some minor margin tears and chipping, good condition.

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The infamous General William Walker...

Item #677746

November 26, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 26, 1858 

* William Walker (filibuster)

* Nicaragua expedition

Near the top of the front page is a brief report on: "The Slave Trade" followed by a report: "Commodore Spaulding's Arrest of Walker".

This latter item concerns the infamous General William Walker, who organized several private military expeditions into Mexico and Central ... See More  

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The history of gold mining thru 1858... Slavery in South Carolina...

Item #677743

December 27, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 27, 1858  Fully one-third of the front page is taken up with: "OUR GOLD MINES" "The Gold Crop of the United States for Twenty Years" which offers a nice synopsis of gold mining thru that time.

Page 4 has: "the Purchase of Cuba--Mr. Branch's Bill..." and: "The African Slave Trade Question in the South Carolina Legislature".

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America prohibits the importation of slaves (1807)...

Item #677725
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1807  Under: "Abstract of Foreign Occurrences" is a brief yet notable report: "The American Congress has passed a bill for the abolition of the slave trade, by a majority of 24---the numbers being ayes 73, noes 49." This refers to the significant "Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves" which was signed into la... See More  

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Banned from hotel, Elgin Baylor refuses to play...

Item #677557

January 17, 1959

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 17, 1959

*  Elgin Baylor refuses to play in West Virginia

* Negro team members banned from "white's only" hotel

The 1st column of the front page has heading: "Baylor, N.B.A. Star, Balks at Hotel Ban", which states in part: "Elgin Baylor, rookie star of the professional Minneapolis Lakers, refused to play tonight... in protest...&... See More  

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Fort Laramie Treaty... Fugitive slave law & lynching law...

Item #677419

October 30, 1851

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, DC, Oct. 30, 1851  Page 3 has: "The Treaty with the Prairie Indians" noting: "The Treaty was concluded and signed by the Commissioners and Indians on the 17th September. It guaranties to the latter the payment of $50,000 annually, in money or goods, for fifty years, upon their faithful compliance during that time with the terms of the treaty.... See More  

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1908 Hemphill, Texas Negro lynchings...

Item #677360

June 23, 1908

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, June 23, 1908

* Hemphill, Sabine County, Texas

* Negroes lynchings - hangings

Page 4 has a one column heading: "NEGRO LYNCHING AT HEMPHILL, TEXAS" with subhead. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.

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Rare baseball Negro League reporting....

Item #677138

May 17, 1943

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 17, 1943

* New York Black Yankees vs. Cubans

* Rare Negro League baseball reporting

The sport's section (page 19) has one column headings: "CUBANS TURN BACK BLACK YANKEES, 10-2" "Capture Negro League Opener, Then Battle to 5-5 Tie" See photos for text and score graph here. Uncommon to find reporting on the less popular Negro Leagues durin... See More  

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Duck Hill, Mississippi Negro lynchings...

Item #677084

April 14, 1937


* Roosevelt Towns & Bootjack McDaniels Negro lynchings

* Duck Hill, Montgomery County, Mississippi

The front has a one column heading: "SQUABBLE OVER LYNCH BILL AS MOB KILLS TWO" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on the lynching of Negroes Roosevelt Towns and Bootjack McDaniels at Duck Hill, Mississippi is actually on page 2. Alw... See More  

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Booker T. Washington... First African-American on a stamp...

Item #676994

April 08, 1940

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 8, 1940

* Booker T. Washington

* First African-American on a  postage stamp

* Philatelic, stamp collecting interest

Page 21 has a report announcing what would be the first African-American to appear on a United States postage stamp, the article is headed: "Farley Sells First. B. T. Washington Stamp And Lauds 'Negro Moses' at Tuskegee." (see)... See More  

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Early and uncommon title from Baltimore...

Item #676877

July 16, 1811


* Uncommon publication

* Slavery advertisements

A typical newspaper of the day with various news and a wealth of advertisements.

Among the back page ads are: "NEGROES - Wanted immediately about fifteen young Negro Slaves, Male and Female, from ten to twenty years old, for which the highest price in cash will ... See More  

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Early and uncommon title from Baltimore...

Item #676868

September 28, 1811


* Uncommon publication

* 3 slavery notices

A typical newspaper of the day with various news and a wealth of advertisements.

Among the ads are: "Runaway Negro" with details, and another: "NEGROES - Wanted immediately about fifteen young Negro Slaves, Male and Female, from ten to twenty years old, for which ... See More  

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Panama... Diamond mines... Stephen A. Douglas on slavery...

Item #676822
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York,  September, 1859  This issue contains "Something About Diamonds" which takes 12 pages and contains many illustrations on mining and cutting. Also included are: "Tropical Journeyings - Panama" (which includes content and an image related to General Morgan's capture of Panama along with several other related prints of Old... See More  

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First mention (?) of Jackie Robinson in 1939...

Item #676739

October 29, 1939

CHICAGO SUNDAY TRIBUNE, section 2 (sports) only, Oct. 29, 1939

* Jackie Robinson 1st mention (?) on the national stage

* UCLA Bruins college football

* 1st Negro in MLB baseball fame

This is a significant issue for any Jackie Robinson collector, as this is the very first mention of him in the prestigious Chicago Daily Tribune. The report is actually of a U.C.L.A. football game as he was a ... See More  

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Lylerly murders.... Salisbury, North Carolina....

Item #676560

July 14, 1906

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, California, July 14, 1906 

* Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina

* Issac Lyerly family murders (1st report)

* Pre-Negro lynchings

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "FIVE MURDERED IN NORTH CAROLINA TOWN" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era.

Complete wi... See More  

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1910 Tong Wars... re. Bow Kum murder

Item #676430

July 02, 1910

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, July 2, 1910

* New York City Tong War

* re. Bow Kum slave girl murder

* On Leong Chinese - Four Brothers

The front page has a three column pictorial headed: "Tong War in Chinatown, New York, Result of the Murder of Slave Girl" with subhead. (see) Nice for display. Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era... See More  

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

Item #676399

December 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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University of Georgia integration in 1961...

Item #676181

January 12, 1961

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 12, 1961 

* Charlayne Hunter-Gault & Hamilton Holmes

* University of Georgia 1st African-American students

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "GEORGIA STUDENTS RIOT ON CAMPUS; TWO NEGROES OUT" with subhead and photo of Hunter-Gault leaving campus. Coverage continues on page 20 with another photo of Hunter-Gault sitting in a cla... See More  

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1908 Brookshire, Texas Negro lynching...

Item #676131

September 14, 1908

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Sept. 14, 1908

* Brookshire. Waller County, Texas

* Negro lynching - hanging

* Daniel (Dave) Newton

The front page has a one column heading: "Accused Negro Murderer Lynched" (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.

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Battle of Port Hudson in a rare Confederate title...

Item #676072

March 16, 1863

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Jackson, Mississippi, March 16, 1863 

* Very rare Confederate title

* Battle of Port Hudson

If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memphis on June 6, 1862, at which time the Yankees moved in and it bec... See More  

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Great account of the last of the Lincoln-Douglas debates...

Item #675983

October 23, 1858

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Oct. 23, 1858  

* Abraham Lincoln & Stephen Douglas

* The Great Debates of 1858 (last one)

* Alton, Madison County, Illinois

Keeping in mind that this was from the period of the Lincoln/Douglas debates, page 4 has a report from Springfield headed: "Illinois Politics" which talks of Stephen Douglas.

Taking over a full column is a fine report on the las... See More  

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The 1906 World Series: Chicago vs. Chicago... Booker T. Washington...

Item #675957

October 10, 1906

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Fitchburg Sentinel, Mass. A set of 5 issues reporting on 5 of the 6 games (missing game #5) of  the 1906 Major League Baseball World Series. The newspapers are dated October 10-13, 15, 1906. The final issue shows the victory of the Chicago White Sox over the Chicago Cubs. See images and the note below.

Additionally, there is an article titled, "NEGRO CITIZENSHIP, Boo... See More  

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1903 Pine Apple, Alabama Negro lynching......

Item #675947

December 28, 1903

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Dec. 28, 1903

* Pine Apple, Wilcox County, Alabama

* African American - Negro lynching - lynched

The top of the front page has a one column heading: "AWFUL VENGEANCE OF ALABAMA MOB" with subheads. (see) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from th... See More  

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Father Divine pilgrimage... Promise Land...

Item #675896

August 21, 1936

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 21, 1936

* Father Divine's pilgrimage

* African American spiritual leader

* International Peace Mission movement

The top of the front page has a two column heading: "Flag Row Mars Divine Pilgrimage As 1,877 Visit 'Promised Land'" with subhead. (see) Coverage continues inside with related photo. (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of... See More  

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Descriptive article on a trip to Colorado... General Custer... Indian issues...

Item #675680

July 11, 1866

NEW YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, July 11, 1866  The conclusion of the Civil War brought with it an interest in expending west, so it would not seem unusual that articles that read like a 19th century travelogue would appear in newspapers of the day.

This issue has one on page 5, which was part of a larger series: "A Trip To Colorado--On The Frontier" with a dateline from Junction City, Kan... See More  

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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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Death of anti-slavery publisher William Lloyd Garrison...

Item #675525

May 28, 1879

THE SAN DIEGO UNION, California May 28, 1879  The front page includes: "Death Of Lloyd Garrison", who was publisher of the famous anti-slavery newspaper 'The Liberator'. Much on his life.

Four pages, tiny binding indents at the blank spine, slightly fragile, very nice condition.

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2 slavers captured... African slave trade...

Item #675520

November 12, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Maine, Nov. 12, 1858

* The African slavery trade - slaves

Page 4 has two brief reports on the capture of2 slavers, one off the coast of Charleston and another off of Cuba. (see)

Eight pages, nice condition.

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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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Recruitment ad for joining the U.S. military...

Item #675024

June 05, 1799


* From the year of George Washington's death

Page 2 has a letter from Lord Nelson to his wife. Page 3 also has a very nice recruitment ad for the military headed: "ATTENTION ! " "To all who properly estimate the Independence of America, love its Constitution, and are willing to defend its Government &a... See More  

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1930 Darien, Georgia Negro lynchings...

Item #675023

September 09, 1930

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, September 9, 1930 

* George Grant & Willie Bryan Negro lynchings 

* Darien, McIntosh County, Georgia martial law

The top of page 5 has a one column heading: "NEGRO LYNCHED AS SLAYER; CALL GEORGIA TROOPS" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on the lynching of Negroes George Grant & Willie Bryan at Darien, Georgia. Always nice to have ... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln on Negro regiments...

Item #674985

August 13, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 13, 1862 

* Rare Confederate publication

* Abraham Lincoln - Negro troops

From the Confederate capital.  Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "The Fight at Southwest Mountain--Further Particulars" "From the Rip Raps" "Norfolk Portsmouth & Suffolk" "Important Decision of Lincoln--Negro Reg... See More  

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Confederates occupy Manassas Junction...

Item #674984

August 29, 1862

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Aug. 29, 1862  Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Correspondence Between Butler & Phelps in Regard to the Negro Brigade" "Brilliant Maneuvering of Gen. Jackson--How He Broke Up a Yankee Arrangement" "...Occupation of Manassas Junction by Our Advance" and more.

Complete as a single sheet, some flaking at th... See More  

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News on the John Brown invasion... Capture of a slave ship...

Item #674859

November 15, 1859

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 15, 1859  The ftpg. has an article: "Arrival Of A Captured Slaver" concerns the barque Emily, captured on the coast of Africa: "...This is the fourth slaver taken within six months by the African squadron...".

Also on the ftpg: "The Harper's Ferry Conspiracy--Close of the Trial and Sentence of Prisoners" which i... See More  

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Burning of the Quarantine Hospital... The slave ship Echo...

Item #674545

September 03, 1858

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 3, 1858  The front page is almost entirely taken up with much detail on the burning of the Quarantine Hospital, the city's first line of defense against migrant-borne infectious diseases. First column heads included: "THE STATEN ISLAND ARSON "Full Details of the Burning of the Quarantine Buildings" "Boasts of the Incendiaries" "The Unshe... See More  

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Nixon v. Herndon... the black vote in Texas....

Item #674277

March 08, 1927

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 8, 1927

* United States Supreme Court decision

* Nixon v. Herndon re. 1923 Texas law

* Blacks voting in Democratic Party primary

The front page has a one column heading: "TEXAS PRIMARY LAW BARRING NEGRO VOID" with subheads. See below for information.

Complete with all 42 pages, heavy foxing along the central fold, a few small binding holes along the sp... See More  

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Civil War fighting in Florida...

Item #674212

March 10, 1864

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, March 10, 1864  Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "Sherman's Raid in Mississippi" "The Country Perfectly Impoverished" "The Bombardment of Charleston" "More Fighting in Florida" "The Death of Col. Dahlgren" "Horrible Cruelty to a Little Slave Girl Belonging to Mrs. Davis" and more.

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1st African American plays Masters golf... Quite historic...

Item #674156

April 11, 1975

SUN-TIMES, Chicago, April 11, 1975

* Lee Elder breaks the color barrier

* 1st African American in Masters (day 1)

* PGA Professional Gold Accociation

The bottom of the back page has a photo showing Lee Elder teeing off on the 1st hole with small heading: "Historic Moment" Also a heading: "Nichols leading Masters" with reporting on the color barrier being broken. Coverag... See More  

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

Item #674043

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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