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On the Emancipation Proclamation and the Battle of Antietam...

Item #687582

October 04, 1862

DAILY COLUMBUS ENQUIRER, Georgia, Oct. 4, 1862  Certainly one of the less common Confederate titles from the Civil War. Columbus is in Southwest Georgia on the Alabama border very near Montgomery.

Among the various reports inside are: "Lincoln's War Policy" "Comments of the Northern Press on Lincoln's Abolition Proclamation" which concerns the recent Emancipation ... See More  

Added to Catalog 318 after the original version went to print. It is only available on-line.

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1837 Slave advertisement...

Item #686973

June 09, 1837

THE GLOBE, Washington, D.C., June 9, 1837 

* Slavery - slaves - Negroes

An advertisement on page 3 is headed: "Cash For Negroes" noting: "I will give the highest cash price for likely Negroes, from ten to twenty-five years of age..." with just a bit more (see).

News of the day with other interesting advertisements. Four pages, a little light foxing, minor spine wear... See More  

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Unveiling of the Lincoln statue... Frederick Douglass speech...

Item #686894

April 15, 1876

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 15, 1876 

* Emancipation Memorial - monument

* Lincoln Park, Capital Hill, Washington D.C.

* Frederick Douglass speech

The front page has an article headed: "The Lincoln Monument" "Unveiling Of The Statue In Lincoln Square, Washington--Twenty-Five Thousand Persons Present" (see)

This was the unveiling of the Emancipation Statue built by t... See More  

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1839 Runaway slave ad...

Item #686778

August 05, 1839

THE GLOBE, City of Washington, Aug. 5, 1839 

* Runaway slave advertisement

The front page has a notice that offers a $400 Reward for a runaway "negro man" and a "mulatto boy" with a description of each and details about the reward. (see) Unusual to have an ad such as this from out nation's capital.

Other news and advertisements. Complete in 4 pages, nice conditi... See More  

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The Civil Rights Bill is "the law of the land"...

Item #686774

April 10, 1866

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 10, 1866 

* Civil Rights Bill becomes law

* Post Civil War - slavery

The top of the back page has one column headings: "THE CAPITAL" "The Civil Rights Bill the Law of the Land" "Its Passage In The House" "Vote 122 To 41" Unfortunately there is a printing flaw that affects the mentioned headings only. Text is fine. (see)... See More  

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Massacre plot by slaves uncovered in Tennessee...

Item #686091

January 07, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, January 7, 1832  Within this issue is an article with a small heading: "Another Insurrection" with a portion of the text including:

"We have been credibly informed...among the citizens of Fayetteville, Tenn.,...the discovery of a plot, among the negroes of that place...for an insurrection, all the particulars of which we have not ye... See More  

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Problem with slaves in the Bahamas... Cherokee gold...

Item #685718

October 08, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 8, 1831 The back page has most of a column headed: "American Slaves In The Bahamas" which is a report concerning a slave ship which wrecked on one of the Bahama Islands and the slaves--bound from an Atlantic port to New Orleans--taken into the Bahamas.

Also near the back is: "Cherokee Gold Mines" in Georgia.

Complete in 24 pages, 6 ... See More  

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Creating a government in Colombia... Indian lands and laws...

Item #685714

June 26, 1830

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 26, 1830  Inside has a report concerning the creation of a government in "Colombia" noting: "The new constitution having been adopted...proceeded to elect a president and vice president of the republic...a deputation waited upon Bolivar & informed him of the result He congratulated them on the happy termination of their labors...&... See More  

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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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A pro-South newspaper from the North...

Item #685694

May 11, 1864

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, May 11, 1864  Among the reports are: "Freedom of Debate" "Mrs. Lincoln" "War News of the Week" "From the Red River - The Rebels Fire into the Vessels..." "Latest From the Front--Our Wounded Sent to the Rear..." "Occupation of City Point..." "The Army of the Potomac Moving! Crossing the Rapidan!" ... See More  

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Bucks County - Negro voting discuseed...

A very early issue of this famous anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #684468

November 17, 1837

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, Nov. 17, 1837  It is rare to find such early issues of this famous anti-slavery title edited by William Lloyd Garrison. It began publication just 6 years earlier. The masthead features a woodcut engraving of a slave auction.

Much anti-slavery content as one might expect, including: "Refuge of Oppression - Bucks County - Negro Voting" "Slavery -... See More  

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Printing of the historic Fugitive Slave Act...James Hamlet, first victim of the Fugitive Slave Act...

Item #684272

October 05, 1850

SEMI-WEEKLY TRIBUNE, New York, Oct. 5, 1850 

* Fugitive Slave Act Law of 1850

* Passes the United States Congress

* Southern slave holders & Northern Free-Soilers

Page 7 has a very historic report headed: "The Fugitive Slave Law" which begins by noting the vote by which the controversial Act passed Congress--names included voting yea and nay--followed by the full text of... See More  

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On the constitutionality of laws against slave trade...

Item #683867

December 28, 1858

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 28, 1858  Page 2 has an article taking fully 1 1/2 columns headed: "Constitutionality of the Laws Against the African Slave Trade". Keep in mind that the importation of slaves had been outlawed since 1808.

Page 3 has: "Liberia and the Slave Trade".

Four pages, light damp stain at the top, good condition. The folder siz... See More  

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The Mormons, Frederick Douglass, and a freed slave's industriousness...

Item #683802

January 19, 1879

NEW YORK TIMES, Jan. 19, 1879  Pg. 7 is: "Frederick Douglass On The South" (see images). The bottom of page 5 has: "The Mormon Polygomists' Reply" (not photoed). One of the more interesting articles is found on page 2: "A Colored Man's History", which tells of a young slave boy who managed to save a few pennies here-and-there until he was given his freedo... See More  

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Slaves delivered to America... Return of slaves from the "Echo" slave ship...

Item #683749

December 12, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 12, 1858  Page 4 has a brief, yet historic report with a small heading: "The Yacht Wanderer" with a Savannah dateline. This is an infamous ship, as the Wanderer's notoriety is that it (illegally) delivered the next-to last load of African slaves to America. It notes in part: "...succeeded in evading the vigilance of the cruisers & landed a cargo of... See More  

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Baltimore slaves set free... Lincoln's proclamation making Nevada a State... Reason for the war...

Item #683602

November 03, 1864

SACRAMENTO DAILY UNION, California, November 3, 1864  Page 2 has the small but historic announcement: "Slaves Set Free In Baltimore", which includes in part: "The Post's special dispatch says: The slaves were set free yesterday in Baltimore, in pursuance of an order of the Court, under the new Constitution of Maryland."

Page 2 has the proclamation by President Lincoln... See More  

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1849 Pistol ad by Samuel Colt... slave ad...

Item #682575

October 13, 1849

THE DAILY UNION, Washington, D.C., Oct. 13, 1849 

* Colt Revolver Ad

* Runaway slave ad

* Gold Rush era newspaper

The front page is filled with ads including a: "$150 Reward" ad for a runaway slave, with details. Beneath this is an ad: "Colt's Improved Repeating Pistols" signed in type: Samuel Colt. (see)

Four pages, a little stray period writing within the ma... See More  

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Rare print of a slave ship crammed with slaves...

Item #682440

June 02, 1860

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 2, 1860  The ftpg. has a print captioned: "The Japanese Embassadors in Their State Costume" with a related article, but the prime graphic print in this issue is the three-quarter page illustration captioned: "The Slave Deck on the Bark 'Wildfire' Brought Into Key West on April 30, 1860."

This print shows a huge number of slaves ... See More  

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Creating the Montana Territory... Missouri slave emancipation bill...

Item #681584

February 13, 1863

NEW YORK HERALD, Feb. 13, 1863  Among there front page column heads on the Civil War are: "News From Fortress Monroe" "The Rebel Privateers" and page 5 has: "The Missouri Slave Emancipation Bill Also Passed" "Organization of the Montana Territory" & page 8 includes: "All Able Bodied Negroes to be Drafted" "Disloyal Persons to be Sent ... See More  

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Lincoln creates the first national Thanksgiving...

Item #681507

October 09, 1863

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, Oct. 9, 1863 

* President Abraham - Abe Lincoln

* Thanksgiving Day proclamation (historic)

* Rare & famous anti-slavery title

* Slave auction illustration - Civil War era

A very famous anti-slavery newspaper published by the noted emancipator William Lloyd Garrison. The ornate engraving in the masthead features three scenes: a slave auction, an image of Jes... See More  

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Hanging of a minister...

Item #681471

April 19, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, April 19, 1864 

* Rare rebel publication

The front page includes: "From the Gulf" "The War News" "The New Six Per Cent Bonds" "Important Arrest of an Alleged Spy" "An Iron-Clad runs the Blockade" and more, including a brief report that: "The capture of Fort Pillow seems to be confirmed..." and... See More  

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Death of the editor...

Item #681280

November 16, 1864

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 16, 1864  On the front page are: "Death of Governor Medary" "Death of Col. Samuel Medary" and "Funeral of Governor Medary" with other items on his death on the ftpg. & inside. Medary was the publisher of this newspaper.

Actually Medary was indicted by a federal grand jury in 1864 for conspiracy against the government and was ... See More  

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Nearing the end of the Civil War...

Item #681248

February 27, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 27, 1865  Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "SOUTHERN NEWS" "The Military Situation" "Anticipated Movement by Gen. Grant" "General Johnston to Command the Army opposed to Sherman" "Disposal of the Slave-Soldier Question" and more.

Eight pages, nice condition.

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Nearing the end of the Civil War...

Item #681247

February 27, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 27, 1865  Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "SOUTHERN NEWS" "The Military Situation" "Anticipated Movement by Gen. Grant" "General Johnston to Command the Army opposed to Sherman" "Disposal of the Slave-Soldier Question" and more.

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Susan B. Anthony petitions for woman's rights... 'Inside View of Slavery...'

Item #680991

October 23, 1855


* Susan B. Anthony

* African slave trade

The bottom of the front page has an article: "Woman's Rights" concerning the appeal--led by Susan B. Anthony--to the law-makers of New York to  work for the: "...restoration of woman's legal and political rights..." and notes that: "...Forms of petition, also woma... See More  

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The "Confederate" newspaper from Kentucky...

Item #680919

September 12, 1861

LOUISVILLE DAILY COURIER, Kentucky, Sept. 12, 1861 

* Rare pro-Confederate title

* 1st year of the Civil War

Louisville is difficult to categorize as Union or Confederate during the Civil War as, depending on the time, there were factions within the city supporting both. To placate both sides the two leading newspapers took their stands: the "Courier" was very much pro-Confed... See More  

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Early report of the gold diggings in California... Slave ship captured...

Item #680902

December 16, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 16, 1848  The ftpg. has a brief report headed: "Value Of Land in California" due to the discovery of gold.

Page 3 has over half a column of detailed reporting headed: "Later From the Gold Region" which is an early report, as most gold diggings were in 1849.

Also on page 3 is a report: "The Mormons in California have lai... See More  

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"Memphis" newspaper printed in Atlanta, Georgia... Jefferson Davis' stirring address to his soldiers...

Item #680889

February 14, 1864

THE MEMPHIS DAILY APPEAL, Atlanta, Georgia, Feb. 14, 1864 

* Very rare Confederate title

* Publisher on the run

See the bottom of this listing for the fascinating history of this newspaper.

Among the front page items are: "President Davis' Address to the Army" which is rather lengthy & signed in type: Jefferson Davis. This is a very nice, rousing address to his sold... See More  

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Horrors of Camp Chase & Andersonville...

Item #680736

September 27, 1865

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 27, 1865 

* Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio

Most of the front page is taken up with a quite lengthy report headed: "The Horrors Of Camp Chase" "A Companion To Andersonville" with many subheads.

Other reports include: "Infamous!" "A Two-Penny Tyrant" "Mill On Negro Suffrage" "The Confederate Leaders in... See More  

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In the North, but pro-South... Near the end of the war...

Item #680672

January 11, 1865

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 11, 1865 

* Final months of the war

* Rare pro-Confederate title

This issue is from near the end of the Civil War. Among the articles on the front page are: "The Raid on the Mobile & Ohio Railroad--Sherman Advancing into South Carolina" and "From the South--Latest from Wilmington--Disappearance of the Federal Fleet--Caustic Article on... See More  

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Very early Mormon report...

Item #680644

September 08, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 8, 1832 

* Very early report on the Mormons

* Detailed 1830 census report

Within this issue is a rather brief article with a small head: "Mormonism", the full report reading: "Two preachers of this sect have lately visited Boston, and soon made 15 converts to their strange doctrines--some of whom are respectable persons--5 als... See More  

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Sam Houston's 'call to arms' against Mexico...

Item #680321

April 02, 1842

NILES'S NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, April 2, 1842 

* Samuel Houston call to arms - Texas citizens

* Post Texas Revolution - Pre Mexican-American War

Inside has: "President Houston's Proclamation to the Citizens of Texas" which begins: "My Countrymen: Rumours have been brought from the southwestern frontier of invasion...The facts are sufficient to justify immed... See More  

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Trial of Lincoln's conspirators... Jeff Davis...

Item #680025

May 27, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, May 27, 1865

* Abraham Lincoln Murder - Trial of the conspirators

* Jefferson Davis indictment for treaso

The first column on the front page has nice heads: "THE TRIAL" "More Testimony About Mrs. Surratt's Eyesight & Christian Character" "Evidence In Behalf of O'Laughlin" "Authenticity of Alston's Letter to Jeff. Davis"... See More  

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"Confederate" newspaper with a Jeff Davis letter on the front page...

Item #679729

June 11, 1862

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, June 11, 1862  Among the articles are: "Destruction of the Merrimac--Official Letter of Commodore Tatnall" "Negroes Preferred to Foreigners" "Furnishing Arms to the Prisoners at Camp Chase" ""Arming Fugitives" "Fremont's Division--An Unfortunate Skirmish" "War News of the Week" "Rebel Atrocit... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln.. Peace conference... New York ratifies the 13th Amendment prohibiting slavery...

Item #679706

February 04, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 4, 1865 

* Peace Conference - Abraham Lincoln

* 13th Amendment abolishing slavery

Among the articles: "THE PEACE CONFERENCE" "Arrival of the Rebel Commissioners at Fortress Monroe" "The Conference Probably Ended" "From Savannah - Sherman's Campaign..." "Important If True - Deflection of Prominent Rebel Generals...&qu... See More  

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Abraham Lincoln... from small beginnings... when he was an unknown...

Item #679449

April 27, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 27, 1848 

* Early in Abraham Lincoln's political career

This newspaper contains on the front page reports from the: "House of Representatives" which includes the results of a vote showing under the "yeas" the name "Lincoln" inconspicuously listed among many others. Plus page 3 has additional coverage from ... See More  

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Report here is a focus of a Smithsonian Channel episode...

Item #679345

March 05, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, March 5, 1864

* Colonel Ulric Dahlgren Affair

* Failed raid on Richmond

* Secret papers found on Dahlgren's body

* American Civil War - Jefferson Davis

 There is an intriguing story within the front page reports recently brought to fore in an episode of "America's Hidden Stories" on the Smithsonian Channel.

The intrigue is about ... See More  

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Relating to Uncle Tom's Cabin... The Fugitive Slave bill...

Item #679337

August 19, 1852

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Aug. 19, 1852  Among the reports in this anti-slavery newspaper are: "Gen. Pierce and the Fugitive Slave Law". The back page has an ad for: "Little Eva, Uncle Tom's Guardian Angel. A song composed & dedicated to Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Poetry by John G. Whittier..." with more.

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Winslow Homer: "On The Beach--Two Are Company, Three Are None."

Item #678979

August 17, 1872

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Aug. 17, 1872  

* One of Winslow Homer's most popular

The full front page is a Thomas Nast political cartoon: "Will the Senator From Massachusetts Do This to Make His Words Good?", plus there is another Nast cartoon inside: "Romish Politics--Any Thing To Beat Grant" & yet another Nast, this one a doublepage centerfold: "Sat... See More  

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Missouri Compromise... Mordecai Noah & his Jewish refuge island...

Item #678715

March 11, 1820

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, March 11, 1820 

* Missouri Compromise

* Maine and Missouri become states

* Mordecai Manuel Noah... Grand Island... Jewish settlement

The top of the front page has an article which announces the approval of the Missouri Compromise: "The bills for the admission of Maine and Missouri into the union have been respectively signed by the president... See More  

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When Abraham Lincoln was an unknown...

Item #678568

July 22, 1848

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 22, 1848 

* Early in Abraham Lincoln' political career

This newspaper contains on the front page reports from the: "House of Representatives" which includes text of discussion, with each speaker's name noted in capital letters. "Mr. Lincoln" spoke twice (see photos). Additionally, page 4 has continued reporting f... See More  

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Beginning of the Republican Party: nomination of their first Presidential candidate...

Item #678428

June 19, 1856

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, June 19, 1856

* Republican Party is formed

* John C. Fremont nomination

* 1st nominated for United States president

 A very historic issue for the Republican party as it reports their first Presidential nominee, John Fremont. The newly created political party held the prohibition of slavery as the principal issue of their platform.

The top of page 4 has a nice print... See More  

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Capture of the slave ship "Brothers"... California gold... Indian Wars...

Item #678328

November 15, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 15, 1858  The 1st column of page two has: "Arrival of Another Captured Slaver at Charleston", which tells of the capture of the slave ship 'Brothers". Another related article providing additional details is found on page 4.

Page 2 also has: "Our California Correspondence - A Visit to Fraser River - The Gold Diggings and the Yield of the Preci... See More  

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Annual Message... President James Buchanan...

Item #678326

December 07, 1858

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 7, 1858.


* President James Buchanan

* State of the Union Address

* Much regarding slavery, the slave states, Kansas, etc.

The first column of the front page has: "NATIONAL AFFAIRS", "THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE", "New Political Epoch in the United States", and more, which provide the text followed by commentary regardin

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Early anti-slavery themed newspaper...

Item #678311

August 17, 1843

NATIONAL ANTI-SLAVERY STANDARD, New York, Aug. 17, 1843  As the title would suggest, an anti-slavery newspaper from 18 years before the Civil War.

Among the articles: "The Dedham Anti-Slavery Picknick" "Letters On Slavery Addressed to American Wives & Mothers" being Letter II; "Mobs" "Fugitive Slave Case" has considerable detail; and there are v
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On the John Brown Harper's Ferry invasion... Fugitive slave Columbus Jones...

Item #678220

November 16, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 16, 1859

* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia

Among articles are: "The John Brown Fund" "JOHN BROWN'S INVASION--Expulsion of Strangers" which takes a full column; "Southern Protest Against The Virginia View of Harper's Ferry" taking half a column (some text loss here at the spine: see ... See More  

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Much on the John Brown slave insurrection at Harper's Ferry...

Item #678219

November 17, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 17, 1859

* John Brown's Negro insurrection

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia

 Inside has an article headed: "JOHN BROWN'S INVASION" which takes over 2 1/2 columns with subheads including: "Personal Portraits--Hon. Andrew Hunter--Charles D. Harding--Judge Parker--Affairs at Charlestown--John Brown's Early History--The Expulsion of Mr. Hoy... See More  

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Much on John Brown & his wife... The Mormons in Utah...

Item #678218

November 18, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Nov. 18, 1859  

* Mormons in Salt Lake City, Utah

* John Brown's insurrection - invasion - raid

* Harpers Ferry WV West Virginia

This issue has a wealth of content concerning the John Brown slave insurrection at Harper's Ferry, with other items as well.

Articles include: "John Brown & His Wife" "An Interview With Mrs. Brown--Visit of a L... See More  

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Theodore Parker, renowned Abolitionist...

Item #678136

February 13, 1864

DAILY SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Springfield, Mass., Feb. 13, 1864  This issue has a front page article headed: "THEODORE PARKER", with subheads: "His Biography and Correspondence" and "INTERESTING REVELATIONS OF HIS PRIVATE LIFE", which takes the entire front page and continues on the back page. Great coverage of this notable abolitionist (see background below... See More  

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Fugitive slave Charles Nalle... Rescued by Harriet Tubman...

Item #677805

April 28, 1860

NEW YORK HERALD, April 28, 1860 

* Fugitive slave Charles Nalle

* Rescued by Harriet Tubman

* Slaves - slavery

Page 7 has a notable report headed: "Exciting Fugitive Slave Case in Troy" concerns the case of Charles Nalle, a rather notable fugitive slave. It begins: "At noon to-day U.S. Deputy Marshal Holmes arrested a colored man in this city, named Charles Nalle, ... See More  

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