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664179

A Tory newspaper from the Revolutionary War...

Item #664179

February 14, 1778

THE PENNSYLVANIA LEDGER OR THE PHILADELPHIA MARKET-DAY ADVERTISER, February 14, 1778



* Revolutionary War Tory original

* Rare Pro British issue from America




This was a strongly Tory (supportive of the British cause) newspaper which began in 1775 and closed shop in May of 1778 when the British evacuated Philadelphia.

The entire front page is taken up with ads, one of which is for the printi... See More  

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$275.00
664073

Early newspaper for the African-American market...

Item #664073

February 07, 1891

THE CLEVELAND GAZETTE, Ohio, Feb. 7, 1891 A rare & rather early newspaper for the African-American citizens of the Cleveland area. Page 2 notes: "The Cleveland Gazette is the oldest, & has the largest bona fide circulation of any newspaper in the interest of the Colored People, published in the state of Ohio...".

Not surprisingly most of the content is focused on African-America... See More  

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$94.00
663830

The Creole slave ship case discussed in Parliament...

Item #663830

March 19, 1842

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 19, 1842 



* Creole slavery slaves case

* Ship insurrection - revolt - mutiny




The front page has an article headed: "The Creole Captives", which concerns a slave ship upon which the slaves mutinied, a rather infamous event in American history. This article is a report from Parliament in London discussing the slave ship situation.

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663702

Charles W. Chesnutt death...

Item #663702

November 16, 1932

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 16, 1932



* Charles W. Chesnutt death

* African American author

* Post Civil War South




Page 17 has a one column heading: "C. W. CHESNUTT, NEGRO AUTHOR, DIES" with subheads and photo. (see) First report coverage on the death of Charles W. Chesnutt, African American author and political activist. I suspect this is one of the few publications to report th... See More  

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663594

Secret societies... Free Masons... Illuminati... numismatics...

Item #663594
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, February, 1798  The prominent feature of this issue would be the nearly 9 pages dedicated to the review of a new publication" "Proofs of Conspiracy against all the Religions and Governments of Europe, carried on in the Secret Meetings of Free Masons, Illuminati, and Reading Societies; collected from good authorities", by John Robison, Profe... See More  

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$135.00
663392

President Jackson's farewell address...

Item #663392

April 25, 1861

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 25, 1861  Among the interesting articles are: "Negro Insurrection" "Order & Drill in Camp Jackson" "President Jackson's Farewell Address to the People of the United States" is signed in type: Andrew Jackson and takes 1 1/2 pages; "War News!" "Organization & Parts of the Army" and much more.

Eight ... See More  

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662769

Revival of the Southern slave trade?

Item #662769

March 06, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, March 6, 1858 



* African slave trade resumes

* Southern States pass bill (Louisiana)




Page 4 has an article headed: "Revival of the African Slave Trade in the Southern States". the article includes: "Some of our n****r worshiping contemporaries have started off upon a new scent. A bill has been passed by the Louisiana House...authorizing the importation i... See More  

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662697

Early and rare from Florida... Start of the Mexican War...

Item #662697

May 16, 1846

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, May 16, 1846



* Rare antebellum title

* Mexican War




Nineteenth century newspapers from Florida are uncommon, particularly those from before the Civil War. Here is such an issue from the capital city of Florida, seven years before the Civil War.

The key content in this is breaking news headlines on page 3 from the start of the Mexican War: "From The ... See More  

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662692

Fascinating slave case...

Item #662692

April 09, 1856

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 9, 1856  Page 5 has: "An Interesting Slave Case" concerning: "...a young colored woman & her children claimed as slaves..." and what follows are the details of a very fascinating case.

Eight pages, very nice condition.

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662636

A slave insurrection in North Carolina...

Item #662636

September 28, 1831

HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Mass., Sept. 28, 1831  Page 2 has a report; "Insurrection in North Carolina" datelines from Raleigh, concerning: "...an insurrection among the negroes...citizens of Fayetteville are also under arms. As to our city, every thing has been in a state of preparation for war..." and more.

Four pages, damp staining near the top, good condition.... See More  

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$36.00
662475

Archie Williams wins gold at the Berlin Olympics...

Item #662475

August 08, 1936

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, August 8, 1936 



* Archie Williams wins gold medal

* African American 400m victory

* Olympics games in Berlin Germany




The front page of the sport's section has a nice banner headline: "WILLIAMS WINS 400 METER RUN" with subheads and wire photo. (see)

A sidebar to the Olympic games was Adolph Hitler's refusal to acknowledge the achievements of ... See More  

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662439

Jesse Owens wins gold at the Berlin Olympics...

Item #662439

August 06, 1936

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, August 6, 1936 



* Jesse Owens victories - 200 meter gold

* Olympic games in Berlin Germany




The front page of the sport's section has a great wire photo of Jesse Owens crossing the finish line in the 200 meters with banner heading: "JESSE OWENS MAKES IT A GRAND SLAM!" (see) More on page 25  with heading: "[Black] Wins Sit Sourly With Nazi... See More  

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662242

One of the less common titles from antebellum Florida...

Item #662242

October 20, 1841

STAR OF FLORIDA, Tallahassee, Middle Florida, Oct. 20, 1841 



* Rare antebellum title



We have had a few titles from Florida before the Civil War, but this is more rare than the others. Various news & ads of the day. The back page has an illustrated runaway slave ad.

Four pages, rejoined at the spine, very nice condition.

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662126

Considerable reporting on the Battle of Gettysburg...

Item #662126

July 10, 1863

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, July 10, 1863 



* Very Rare Confederate title from the "traveling" newspaper

* Battle of the Gettysburg - Robert E. Lee vs. Meade




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 Memp... See More  

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661765

Rare Confederate title from Mississippi on the Battle of Perryville...

Item #661765

October 17, 1862

DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, Jackson, Oct. 17, 1862  Certainly one of the more rare Confederate titles we have offered. This is a volume one issue.

Among the front page articles are: "Abolition Meetings at the North" "Resolutions" "Yankee Officers Marrying Negroes" "List of Casualties in the 40th Mississippi Reg. at the Battle of Corinth, Oct. 4trh, 1862".

Pa... See More  

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$358.00
661458

"Cabin in the Sky" premiere review....

Item #661458

October 26, 1940

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 26, 1940



* Cabin in the Sky 1st review

* Broadway musical w/ Ethel Waters




This 36 page newspaper has the very 1st review of the all black cast Broadway musical "Cabin in the Sky"

Page 19 has a heading: "Ethel Waters Heads Players of 'Cabin in the Sky,' a Musical Fantasy With a Negro Cast" with photo of Waters and list of cast (see ima... See More  

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660985

Follow-up to Gettysburg, and so much more...

Item #660985

July 08, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 8, 1863  Not only is this a nice newspaper from the Confederacy, but it is from the Confederate capital.

A great issue on the events surrounding the Battle of Gettysburg, with reaction of nearby cities, the retreat & pursuit of the Confederates,  reports on the events immediately following Gettysburg, and more.

The front page includes: "... See More  

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$725.00
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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660625

Much on Lincoln as he heads to Washington...

Item #660625

February 18, 1861

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 18, 1861 



* Abraham Lincoln as the president elect

* His journey to Washington D.C.




Among the front page column heads are: "Arrival of President Davis at Montgomery" "Southern Rights and Institutions to be Maintained at All Hazards"  "The Southern Confederacy".

Page 4 has much on Abraham Lincoln, including many comments on the e... See More  

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660591

Rare Confederate title reports on the siege of Vicksburg, just before its fall…

Item #660591

July 02, 1863

CAROLINA SPARTAN, Spartanburg, South Carolina, July 2, 1863



* Very rare Confederate title

* Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi




A rare Confederate title to say the least. The front page begins with some nice reporting on the siege of Vicksburg with reports headed “From Vicksburg” which include some over optimistic thoughts: “…that perfect confidence prevails among our ... See More  

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660148

Latest from Atlanta, in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #660148

September 29, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Sept. 29, 1864 



* Rare title from the origin of the Civil War



Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Results of the Summer Campaign" "Hood's New Movement" "From the Georgia Front--Affairs at Atlanta" "Latest From the Valley" "and more.

Complete as a single sheet issue, full banner mast... See More  

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660142

War news from this notable Confederate city...

Item #660142

October 06, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Oct. 6, 1864 



* Rare title from the origin of the Civil War



Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Vice President Stephens and Reconstruction" " "Letter from Richmond" "Affairs on Morris Island--A Yankee Description of the 'Pen' and its Occupants" "The President and the Army" "... See More  

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660140

News from Hood's operations...

Item #660140

October 19, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Oct. 19, 1864 



* Rare title from the origin of the Civil War



Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "The News of Hood's Operations" "Letter from Richmond" "From the Valley - Camp near New Market" "Interesting from the North" "Mobile and Charleston" and more.

Some war items on the ... See More  

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660139

Sherman's report on the Atlanta campaign...

Item #660139

October 20, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Oct. 20, 1864 



* Rare publication from the origin of the Civil War

* General William T. Sherman & the Atlanta campaign




Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Important From Hood--Our Army on the Outskirts of Chattanooga" "Successful Skirmishing In Florida" "Yankee Reports from Louisiana" "From t... See More  

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660138

Morgan's betrayer... Ben Butler's anger...

Item #660138

October 22, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Oct. 22, 1864 



* From the origin of the Civil War



Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "News From the North" which includes a dispatch signed by Benjamin Butler, concerning anger over the Confederates employing captured colored soldiers in digging trenches, with his similar retaliation (see).

"Mrs. Lucy Williams--Mor... See More  

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660134

President Jefferson Davis addresses his Congress...

Item #660134

November 08, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Nov. 8, 1864 



* Confederate president Jefferson Davis

* Rare title from the origin of the Civil War




Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Glorious Achievements of Forrest's Horse Marines" "Yankee Army News" "The Tennessee Valley Campaign" "The President's Message" in which he presents ... See More  

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659872

Negro boxer Jack Johnson Death...

Item #659872

June 11, 1946

NEW YORK TIMES, June 11, 1946 



* Heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson... 

* Death report...  1st report... 




Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading that announces: "Jack Johnson Dies in Auto Crash; Ex-Heavyweight Champion Was 68" Quite a detailed report concluding on the back page with photo of Johnson.

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

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659527

Marvin Griffin and the 1956 Sugar Bowl controversy...

Item #659527

December 03, 1955

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass., Dec. 3, 1955



* Georgia Governor Marvin Griffin

* Southern Armageddon at Sugar Bowl ?

* Bobby Grier - 1st African American ?




The sport's section (page 33) has a two column heading: "Governor's Bowl Stand Is Opposed by Regents" with subhead and related pictorial. (see)

Complete with all 40 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, gen... See More  

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659514

Bobby Grier breaks Sugar Bowl color barrier...

Item #659514

December 03, 1956

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass., Dec. 3, 1956



* Bobby Grier breaks color barrier

* 1956 Sugar Bowl classic

* Georgia Tech vs. Pitt




The top of page 23 has a two column heading: "Tainted Tech Tally Beats Pitt Team, 7-0" with subhead and lineups. (see) Other major bowl games reported as well.

Complete with all 28 pages, light toning at the margins,

nice condition.



wikiedpia notes... See More  

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659425

1931 Maryville, Missouri Negro lynching...

Item #659425

January 13, 1931

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 13, 1931 



* Raymond Gunn lynching 

* Maryville MO Missouri

* Burned atop a schoolhouse 




Page 3 has one column headlines: "BURNS NEGRO KILLER ON VICTIM'S SCHOOL" "Maryville (Mo.) Mob Chains Teacher's Slayer on Roof and Fire Razes the Building" "Troops Remain Inactive" and more. (see) First report coverage on ... See More  

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659297

Bastrop, Louisiana Negro lynching... Nikola Tesla...

Item #659297

July 10, 1934

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, July 10, 1934 



* Nikola Tesla- father of the radio

* Bastrop, Louisiana Negro lynching

* Outlaw John Dillinger hunted




Page 8 has one column headings: "LOUISIANA NEGRO LYNCHED" "Taken From Bastrop Jail and Hanged on Court House Lawn" First report coverage on the lynching of Andrew McLeod in Bastrop, Louisiana.

Page 19 has one column ... See More  

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657929

New weapon is created... A stowaway slave case...

Item #657929

October 15, 1836

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 15, 1836  Content includes: "Another Slave Case" concerning a runaway slave; "War In Florida" with the Indians; "The Hindoo Exhibition" and more.

The back page has: "New Weapon" with the report stating: "We have been...shown one of the most awfully destructive weapons, made by gen. Houston's orders, ... See More  

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657925

Slave ships arrive at Galveston... A Proclamation by the President...

Item #657925

August 08, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 8, 1818  Page 6 has: "General Jackson's Campaign" which lists the number of: "...The Indians inhabiting the country lying between Georgia & the Mississippi river..." totaling 11,000 warriors. It notes: "This force, if embodied and hostile, would e serious enemy to the United States...".

The bkpg. has: "A P... See More  

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657861

Jesse Owens wins gold at the Berlin Olympics...

Item #657861

August 03, 1936

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, August 3, 1936 



* Jesse Owens 100-meter gold medal victory

* Olympic games in Berlin Germany

* In front of Adolph Hitler & Third Reich




The front page has a one column heading: "OWENS BREAKS WORLD RECORD IN OLYMPICS" with subhead. First report coverage continues in section 2 (sports) with related photo.

A sidebar to the Olympic games was Adolph Hit... See More  

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657383

Heading to the gold fields... Slave ship captured...

Item #657383

July 25, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 25, 1849 



* California gold rush

* Slave ship captured




Page 3 has reports headed: "From Salt Lake" with reports on the travails of people heading West.

Another item is brief: "Slavers Captured" noting: "...that a British man of war has recently taken into that port a Brazilian brig & barque, having on bo... See More  

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657341

Slavery issues... Eskimo "Indians"...

Item #657341

December 30, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 30, 1820  Over half of the front page is taken up with an article: "Slave Population" which deals with the controversy of slavery in Missouri as it contemplates statehood, ultimately to be resolved by the Missouri Compromise.

Finishing out the ftpg. & carrying over to page 2 is: "Our Indians". Page 2 also has: "The Slav... See More  

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656865

1940 attempt to overthrow the U.S. government fails...

Item #656865

January 15, 1940

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, Jan. 15, 1940



* Terrorist plot to overthrow the United States government

* Dramatic headline... weapons seized

* The radical group: "The Christian Front"




The front page has a 3-line banner heading: "It Didn't Happen Here! G-MEN BLAST REVOLT PLOT!," with subheads: "A Conspiracy Fails," "12 Congressmen 'Marked for Death'... See More  

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656850

Interesting articles on slavery....

Item #656850

November 06, 1857

NEW YORK TIMES, Nov. 6, 1857  Page 2 has over half a column headed: "Reopening of the Slave-trade the Only Means of Securing the Power of Slavery" being a lengthy letter by L.W. Spratt of Charleston. This is followed by: "Kansas and Its Relation to This Subject--Political Power of Slavery" which was a very contentious issue in Kansas at this time.

Eight pages, bitr irregu... See More  

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656759

Iceland... The Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #656759
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York, February, 1863  Towards the back of the issue under the "Monthly Record of Current Events" is content pertaining to the newly enacted Emancipation Proclamation.

Other items within the issue are "A Californian in Iceland" which includes several illustrations; "The Gun-Boat Essex" and many more articles and illustration... See More  

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$63.00
656095

Much on the Civil War in a pro-South newspaper...

Item #656095

April 30, 1862

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 30, 1862  Among the articles within are: "A Serious Talk with Serious Men" "Emancipation of Slaves" "...on the Bill to abolish Slavery in the District of Columbia; "War News of the Week" "Free Negroes in Ohio" "The Massacre at Lee's Mills" "Traffic In Human Flesh--A White Child Sold in the city o... See More  

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$29.00
654788

Arthur Ashe's death report - dies of AIDS...

Item #654788

February 07, 1993

LOS ANGELES TIMES, February 7, 1993 (2-sections)



* Arthur Ashe's death report

* dies of AIDS...

* Only African-American to win both Wimbledon and the U.S. Open (at the time of his death)




Both the front page and the 1st page of the Sports Section tell of the death of Arthur Ashe.

Included are the main section and the Sports Section - both which are in excellent condition.... See More  

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653756

James H. Meredith shot.. Civil Rights...

Item #653756

June 07, 1966

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, June 7, 1966



* James Howard Meredith shot

* 1st University of Mississippi African-American student

* Civil Rights march for voting




The front page has a four column headline: "Wounded Meredith Vows: 'A Shall Return' To Miss." with two related photos. (see) 1st report coverage on James Meredith being shot during his Civil Rights march fro... See More  

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653432

Slaves released... An exploring expedition... The Morris Canal...

Item #653432

February 28, 1829

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 28, 1829  Content includes: "The Morris Canal" beginning at Easton, Pa. & terminating at Jersey City, New Jersey, with details. Also: "Slaves Released" being a brief item concerning a Brazilian slave ship with 475 slaves, and also: "The Exploring Expedition" concerning exploring the Pacific Ocean and the South seas,... See More  

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$14.50
653171

Captured slave ship...

Item #653171

June 15, 1839

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 15, 1839 



* African slave trade capture



The bkpg. has a report: "Slaves Captured" which notes in part: "...British sloop of war Buzzard...captured by her on the coast of Africa on suspicion of having been concerned in the slave trade, have arrived at New York...vessels...are both American built & the officers were all Amer... See More  

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653030

Emmett Till's murderer's trial... Not Guilty....

Item #653030

September 24, 1955

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, September 24, 1955



* Emmett Louis 'Bobo' Till murderer's trial

* Mississippi Delta

* Not guilty verdict




This 12 page newspaper has a small one column heading at the bottom of the front page: "Two men Acquitted In Mississippi Murder". Unfortunate for such a small report here but still a 1st report on the front page
... See More  

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652998

Sufi Abdul Hamid killed... "Harlem Hitler"...

Item #652998

August 01, 1938

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 1, 1938



* Sufi Abdul Hamid killed

* African-American Islam convert

* Anti-Semitism - "Harlem Hitler"




The front page has a one column heading: "PLANE CRASH FATAL TO 'HARLEM HITLER'" with subheads. First report coverage continues on page 3 with photo of Hamid. Nice to have in this famous NYC Publication.

Other news, sports and advertise... See More  

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652920

Jesse Owens wins Olympic tryouts...

Item #652920

July 12, 1936

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, sport's section only, July 12, 1936 



* Jesse Owens 100-meter & broad jump

* Olympic games in Berlin Germany tryouts

* To be in front of Adolph Hitler & Third Reich




The front of this section has a five column headline: "Owens Beats Metcalfe in 100-Meter Dash Finals" with subheads and related photo. (see) The Olympics would begin just a few ... See More  

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652426

Detailed review of Les Misérables...

First printing of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Chiefly About War Matters"...

Item #652426
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, (Boston), July, 1863 



* Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Chiefly About War Matters"

* an original, contemporary printing - 1st appearance

signed with the pen name "A Peaceable Man"

* same year review of Victor Hugo's, "Les Misérables"




When one thinks of Nathaniel Hawthorne, most minds are rightfully immediately drawn to his mas... See More  

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$300.00
651505

Slave insurrection, Yellow Fever epidemic, treaty with France...

Item #651505

November 01, 1800

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, November, 1800  Near the back is news headed: "America" which reports on the Yellow Fever epidemic noting: "America, too, is at once a prey to a malignant fever & a most extensive & alarming insurrection among the Negroes, incited, as is said, by French emissaries & urged to slaughter every white person (except French) that falls wi... See More  

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$28.00
651457

Jesse Owens wins Olympic tryouts...

Item #651457

July 10, 1936

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 10, 1936 



* Jesse Owens broad jump w/ photo

* Pre-Olympic games in Berlin Germany

* To be in front of Adolph Hitler & Third Reich




The sport's section (page 23) has a two column heading: "Owens Rated in Class by Himself For Olympic Broad-Jump Laurels" with subhead and photo. (see) The Olympics would begin just a few weeks later.

A sidebar to ... See More  

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$57.00
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