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703078

Jourdon Anderson's letter to his former slave master

Item #703078

March 07, 1865

(for reference only - item does not exist) SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, Sep. 23, 1865  Jourdon Anderson's letter to his former slave master

Jourdon Anderson's letter to his former slave master
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702886

Mosby, Adams, Long, and more...

Item #702886

April 28, 1864

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, Charleston, South Carolina, April 28, 1864 



* From the origin of the American Civil War



This was one of the few newspapers which had: "Confederate States of America" printed in the masthead (see). There is much reporting on the Civil War--from the Confederate perspective--including ftpg. items headed: "From Orange C.H.--Yankee Army Ordered to Mov... See More  

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$96.00
701259

In a pro-South newspaper: Lincoln's inaugural address on the front page...

Item #701259

March 08, 1865

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, March 8, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln's inauguration

* Inaugural address on the ftpg.

* Closing weeks of the Civil War - pro-Confederate title




Among the front page reports is: "Inauguration of President Lincoln--His Address" which contains his address in full, ending with the immortal words: "With malice towards none, with charity for all, wit... See More  

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$490.00
700186

1872 slave trade in Egypt...

Item #700186

October 16, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 16, 1872



* Slavery in Nineteenth Century Egypt



Page 5 has a a large map headed: "THE NILE SLAVE DISTRICT" and more. Also a one column heading: "THE SLAVE TRADE" with many subheads. (see images)

Complete with all 12 pages, nice condition.

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698497

From the deep South with slave related ads...

Item #698497

September 08, 1854

THE NEW ORLEANS DAILY DELTA, Louisiana, Sept. 8, 1854



* Rare antebellum publication

* 9 illustrated slaves related advertisements

* From the deep South




News of the day with several advertisements including 13 illustrated steamboat ads on the front page. Page 2 has four slavery related ads. And five more on the back page. (see)

Four pages, minor margin wear, generally nice.... See More  

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698452

The slave trade while Kansas was bleeding... Pike's Peak - Boom or Bust (?)

Item #698452

June 14, 1859

THE NORWALK EXPERIMENT, Huron County, Ohio, June 14, 1859



* Pike's Peak - Gold "Boom" or "Bust"?

* Selling Kansan slaves to southern states



Page 2 has a troubling article, "GREELEY MEETS A SLAVE DEALER", which tells of a man thanking Horace Greeley for his efforts to see Kansas and Missouri become free of slaves. The man goes on to state that he himsel... See More  

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698435

Slave ads & notices in this antebellum Louisiana newspaper...

Item #698435

August 31, 1850

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Aug. 31, 1850  Newspapers from the pre-Civil War South are rather difficult to find. Here is one from Louisiana.

Among the many page 3 ads are: "$100 Reward" for a runaway mulatto woman, with a small print of her. Also a front page ad: "$20 Reward for a runaway with a print; "Negro Clothing" with much detail. There are also 24 illustrate... See More  

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698418

Frederick Douglass gives a speech celebrating emancipation...

Item #698418

August 02, 1865

NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, Aug. 2, 1865 



* Frederick Douglass speech

* Emancipation of slaves




The back page has: "Emancipation Jubilee" "Gathering of the Clans--Arrival at the Park--A Sable Beauty--Jeff. Davis--Orator of the Day--The Oration--Badge Distribution--A Pleasant Time". This takes over half the page & includes a brief speech by Frederick Douglass in which... See More  

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698363

Great on the Thomas Sims fugitive slave case in Boston...

Item #698363

May 10, 1851

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL DRAWING-ROOM COMPANION, Boston, May 10, 1851  This was perhaps America's first successful illustrated newspaper, existing from 1851 thru 1859. It set the format for other more successful titles to emulate, most notably Frank Leslie's Illustrated (1855) and Harper's Weekly (1857). All were modeled after the British title 'London Illustrated News' whi... See More  

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$315.00
698362

Black soldiers in the military... focus on Louisiana...

Item #698362

March 07, 1863

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 7, 1863  The front page has a large print showing Black soldiers captioned: "Pickets of the First Louisiana 'Native Guard' Guarding the New Orleans...Railroad" with a related article, plus: "The Old Slave Laws".

The back page has the illustration: "A Queer Rencontre", which shows a black soldier being ... See More  

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698357

Nat Turner's Insurrection, by Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1861)...

Item #698357
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, Aug. 1861  Inside has: "NAT TURNER'S REBELLION" which provides incredible detail of the only successful slave revolt in the United States. The Atlantic Monthly would later describe this incredible/historic article by the author as follows:

"In 1861, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, an abolitionist, minister, and frequent Atlantic contributor (and sometime ... See More  

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698335

Fascinating slave case...

Item #698335

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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698334

The editor is arrested for conspiracy...

Item #698334

May 25, 1864

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, May 25, 1864  A significant issue as page 4 has a notice: "To Our Subscribers" which comments on the arrest of Samuel Medary, this newspaper's editor & publisher, noting in part: "...about our being arrested on last Friday by Deputies U.S. Marshals Sands and Wheeler for conspiracy...". Further on is the news report: "We learn that G... See More  

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698270

Stirring words from the President of the Confederacy...

Item #698270

February 13, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, February 13, 1864  Among the front page items are: "A Victory Near Charleston" "The enemy Again Advancing on The Peninsula" "Important Movement In Mississippi", "The Courts", "City Intelligence" "A Picture of Charleston Under Fire" "Telegraphic Reports..." and a few smaller items. Also man... See More  

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698185

"Confederate States of America" in the masthead...

Item #698185

June 09, 1864

CHARLESTON DAILY COURIER, South Carolina, June 9, 1864  This was one of just a few Confederate newspapers which printed: "Confederate States Of America" in the masthead.

The front page has a wealth of content concerning this late stage of the Civil War and includes: "From General Lee's Army--Grant's Position--Enemy's Dead Unburied" "From Richmond" &q... See More  

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698095

Early and rare from Florida...

Item #698095

July 01, 1848

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, July 1, 1848 



* Rare antebellum publication

* Pre Civil War South




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, three years before the Civil War.

The ftpg. has literary & other items including: "Biographical Sketch of General W... See More  

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697933

1856 Bleeding Kansas border war...

Item #697933

June 13, 1856

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 13, 1856



* Bleeding - Bloody Kansas - Border War

* Sacking of Osawatomie & Palmyra

* Free-Staters vs. Border Ruffians

* Fight for pro and anti-slavery




The front page has one column headings that include: "The War In Kansas" "Osawatomie and Palmyra Sacked by a Pro-Slavery Mob" "Gross Outrages--Women Robbed of their Jewels" and mor... See More  

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697904

Jefferson Davis' speech in Columbia...

Item #697904

October 07, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Oct. 7, 1864 



* Rare Confederate publication

* Origin of the American Civil War

* Jefferson Davis speech

* Columbia, South Carolina




Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "President Davis in Columbia" "The President's Speech in Columbia" which is quite lengthy; "The Successes of Forrest" "Highl... See More  

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697855

Liberal governor of Missouri and the women's rights movement...

Item #697855

February 15, 1871

THE DOLLAR WEEKLY SUN, New York, Feb. 15, 1871  Page 2 has: "Gratz Brown In Trouble - A Woman's Rights Delegation Surrounding Him - The Great Liberal Fights Shy of the Movement..." with more.

Also: "A Slave Trader's $40,000" "The Trouble at West Point" "The Great Postal Fraud" and more.

Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, nice condition.... See More  

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697755

"The North Star" becomes "Frederick Douglass' Paper"...

Item #697755

May 20, 1852

FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, May 20, 1852 



* Extremely rare publication



We are pleased to offer this exceedingly rare--and highly desirable--newspaper by the famed Frederick Douglass. This weekly title is the continuation of his newspaper "North Star" which began in 1847.

Much of page 2 is taken up with: "The Annual Meeting of the American Anti-Sl
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697665

Black soldiers in the military... focus on Louisiana...

Item #697665

March 07, 1863

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 7, 1863  The front page has a large print showing Black soldiers captioned: "Pickets of the First Louisiana 'Native Guard' Guarding the New Orleans...Railroad" with a related article, plus: "The Old Slave Laws".

The back page has the illustration: "A Queer Rencontre", which shows a black soldier being ... See More  

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697662

News from Hood's operations...

Item #697662

October 19, 1864

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



* Rare Confederate publication

* Origin of the American 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... See More  

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697661

War news from this notable Confederate city...

Item #697661

October 06, 1864

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



* Rare Confederate publication

* Origin of the American 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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697659

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

Item #697659

July 02, 1863

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



* Very rare Confederate publication

* 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 prevail... See More  

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697647

Rare mention of the 'Mormon Battalion' during the Mexican War...

Item #697647

March 20, 1847

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 20, 1847  Near the top of an inside page has a brief yet notable report: "Letters received also state that Col. Cook and the Mormon battalion were 350 miles beyond Santa Fe. They were generally in good health and progressing slowly."

This is a very rare mention of the 'Mormon Battalion', which was the only religious unit in U.S... See More  

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697498

Jefferson Davis rallies the troops...

Item #697498

August 14, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Aug. 14,1863 



* Capital of the Confederacy

* President Jefferson Davis




The first column on the front page has a variety of war items, plus the balance of the front page includes: "The Military Situation" "City Intelligence" "The Army and The Mails--The Sufferings of Soldiers & Their Friends From Anxiety & Suspense"... See More  

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697378

Fall of Plymouth, North Carolina...

Item #697378

November 04, 1864

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, Nov. 4, 1864



* Capture of Plymouth, North Carolina

* From the origin of the Confederacy




Among the front page reports on the Civil War are: "Petersburg" "Secret Sessions" "From Our Army In Tennessee" "From Sherman's Army--Sherman's Position" "From the Northern Papers" "Letter from North Geo... See More  

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697234

Latest from Atlanta, in a Confederate newspaper...

Item #697234

September 29, 1864

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



* Rare Confederate publication

* Origin of the American 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 is... See More  

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697029

Black soldiers in the military... focus on Louisiana...

Item #697029

March 07, 1863

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, March 7, 1863  The front page has a large print showing Black soldiers captioned: "Pickets of the First Louisiana 'Native Guard' Guarding the New Orleans...Railroad" with a related article, plus: "The Old Slave Laws".

The back page has the illustration: "A Queer Rencontre", which shows a black soldier being ... See More  

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697003

Charles Carroll & the Declaration of Independence...

Item #697003

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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697002

Charles Carroll & the Declaration of Independence...

Item #697002

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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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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696843

Slave ship is abandoned... Trouble with the Creek Indians...

Item #696843

May 28, 1825

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 28, 1825  Inside  has: "The Creeks" being a report from Milledgeville, Georgia, noting: "...for the protection of the frontier against Indians hostility, and also for ensuring the personal safety of the agent, whose life is said to be threatened by the Indians...the murder of Hawkins, the interpreter..." with more.

This is f... See More  

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696789

Winslow Homer's "Spring Blossoms"... Black man tending his garden...

Item #696789

May 21, 1870

(usually offered at a higher price) HARPER'S WEEKLY, May 21, 1870 (includes the Dicken's Supplement)



* Winslow Homer illustration



The most sought after prints within this issue are Winslow Homer's full-page: "Spring Blossoms" and the front-page: "A Spring Scene Near Richmond, Va.", which shows a black man tending his garden. This issue also has the uncommon Di... See More  

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$200.00
696783

1856 Battle of Osawatomie... Johm Brown...

Item #696783

September 10, 1856

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Sept. 10, 1856



* Battle of Osawatomie, Kansas

* Abolitionist John Brown

* Free-Staters vs. Border Ruffians

* Fight for pro and anti-slavery




The top of the back page has one column headings: "THE KANSAS NEWS" "The Fight at Osawatomie-Mob Murders at Leavenworth..." and more. Text takes up over a full column.

Complete with 8 pages, a little spine we... See More  

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696770

Rev. J.W.C. Pennington letter - purchase of a slave...

Item #696770

June 02, 1854

NEW YORK DAILY TIMES, June 2, 1854  Page 3 provides an exchange of letters between Rev. Dr. J. W. C. Pennington, Jacob Grove, and Stephen Pennington. The content relates to the purchase of a slave and is quite interesting. 

Other reports include: "Southern Views on Foreign Emigration", "Alexander Hamilton on the Powers of the Government", "Arrival of the Asia&qu... See More  

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696678

Women's suffrage... Mary Livermore...

Item #696678

October 26, 1870

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Massachusetts, Oct. 26, 1870  



* Women's suffrage advocate Mary Livermore address



The front page has column heads: "Woman Suffrage Bazaar" "What is proposed to be Done - The Meeting at Washburn Hall Yesterday - Address by Mrs. M. A. Livermore".

Mary Livermore was a noted American journalist, abolitionist, and advocate of women's ri... See More  

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$31.00
696676

Great on the Thomas Sims fugitive slave case in Boston...

Item #696676

May 10, 1851

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL DRAWING-ROOM COMPANION, Boston, May 10, 1851  



* Thomas Sims - Negro

* Fugitive slave case




This was perhaps America's first successful illustrated newspaper, existing from 1851 thru 1859. It set the format for other more successful titles to emulate, most notably Frank Leslie's Illustrated (1855) and Harper's Weekly (1857). All were modeled after the... See More  

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696541

'Bleeding Kansas'... P.T. Barnum's misfortunes...

Item #696541

April 25, 1856

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 25, 1856 (due to printing error the year is missing on page 1 but appears at the top of pages 2-8) 



* Bleeding Kansas

* Missouri border invasion

* War on slavery

* P.T. Barnum




Page 5 has over a column of reporting concerning the slavery vs. anti-slavery factions in Kansas as they work towards statehood.

The article is headed: "The Prospects Of Kansas&quo... See More  

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696520

'Bleeding Kansas'...

Item #696520

April 29, 1856

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 29, 1856  Page 4 has: "Questions Unanswered" which relates to the Kansas slavery issue. Also a report from Washington begins: "Every day's development and every hour's reflection and observation confirm the fact that Kansas is doomed to slavery unless she is rescued by the votes of the Free States at the coming Presidential election..." with... See More  

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696517

'Bleeding Kansas' and the Osawattamie Massacre

Item #696517

May 19, 1856

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 6, 1856  Scattered throughout the issue are various reports on the growing tensions within Kansas over the slavery issue. Shall Kansas be a free or slave state?

One great letter datelines from Osawattamie begins: "The plot thickens and the tragedy is real. Men daily are killed or obliged to submit to the most servile treatment. Threats are the order of the day, an... 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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696447

Emancipation illustration... A letter on Frederick Douglass...

Item #696447

January 12, 1867

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 12, 1867  The front page is taken up with a print: "Isaac Watts and His Mother at the Prison-Gate" which has an accompanying article.

The feature of the issue is a letter to the editor headed: "Frederick Douglass" which provides some detail of a man who encountered him as a passenger on a railroad train. One portion notes: "...I be... See More  

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695947

The famous anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #695947

March 20, 1851

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., March 20, 1851  An anti-slavery newspaper that is best known for its link to the best selling novel of the 19th century, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe. This historic work first appeared as a 41-week serial in The National Era, starting on June 5, 1851.

The complete serialization appeared almost entirely in the National Era b
... See More  

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$68.00
695465

Early from Alexandria, Virginia...

Item #695465

November 07, 1821

THE ALEXANDRIA HERALD, Virginia, Nov. 7, 1821



* Very rare 19th century American publication



 It would appear this is the very first of this title--pre-Civil War--that we have offered. 

Page 2 includes: "Pirates Taken" and: "Steam-Boat Case" which involves Robert Fulton and who has the right to operate on the Hudson River.

The back page includes 3 illustrated r... See More  

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695307

Much on the Civil War... Civil War map of Acquia Creek...

Item #695307

June 01, 1861

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 1, 1861  



* Battle of Aquia Creek Civil War map

* Union Navy gunboats vs. Confederate batteries

* One of the first battles of the war




The format of this title at this time was advertisements on the front page with the wealth of Civil War reporting on inside pages. 

The back page includes a Civil War map headed: "Acquia Creek and Its Environs" wit... See More  

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$48.00
695274

Two front page Civil War maps...

Item #695274

February 13, 1862

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Feb. 13, 1862  A very graphic & displayable issue as the front page features not one but two Civil War maps, one captioned: "Albemarle Sound & the Point of Attack of the Federal Fleet", with related text, and the other headed: "Roanoke Island".

Both the first and last columns have nice stacks of Civil War headlines including: "VICTORY! ... See More  

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695246

Great news from the Mexican War... Four slave-related ads from this leading slave import city...

Item #695246

August 12, 1847

THE CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, Aug. 12, 1847  In 14 years this city would be the hotbed for secession from the Union, not surprising given it was the largest American point of disembarkation for the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Page 2 has a great wealth of reporting from the Mexican War, including historic reports on General Scott having come to the gates of Mexico City, one of th
... See More  

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695245

Two slave reward ads from this leading slave import city...

Item #695245

December 31, 1847

THE CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, Dec. 31, 1847  In 14 years this city would be the hotbed for secession from the Union, not surprising given it was the largest American point of disembarkation for the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Page 3 has two reward ads for runaway slaves, particulars are shown in the photos.

Four pages, archival strengthening across the central fold on pages 2
... See More  

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695244

The Mexican War... Three slave-related ads from this leading slave import city...

Item #695244

December 30, 1847

THE CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, Dec. 30, 1847  In 14 years this city would be the hotbed for secession from the Union, not surprising given it was the largest American point of disembarkation for the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Page 2 has some lengthy reporting on the Mexican War headed: "From the Rio Grande".

Page 3 has three slave-related ads, one headed: "For S
... See More  

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