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673888

William Wilberforce on the slave trade... Marshall's "Life of Washington" reviewed...

Item #673888
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, May 18, 1807



* William Wilberforce speaks before the British Parliament re: the slave trade

* Review of Supreme Court Justice John Marshall's "Life of Washington"




The back page has a discussion of the Slave Trade in the House of Commons - a portion which includes an impassioned response by William Wilberforce.

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$75.00
673633

William Cowper poem - the abolition of the Slave Trade...

Item #673633
GAZETTE OF THE UNITED STATES, For The Country, Philadelphia, May 25, 1807  Page 3, under the heading: "THE ABOLITION OF THE SLAVE TRADE", has the timely reprinting of the William Cowper poem, "The Morning Dream" (shown in this issue simply as "A Dream"). 

Also present is a letter Alexander Petion, the 1st President of Hayti, to the "men of color" ... See More  

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$95.00
673600

Harriet Tubman's gravesite erected...

Item #673600

July 25, 1937

THE NEW YORK TIMES, section 2 only, July 25, 1937



* Harriet Tubman - African American abolitionist

* Gravesite gravestone marker erection

* Auburn, Cayuga County, New York




Page 4 of this section has a small one column heading: "Mark Ex-Slave's Grave" with subhead: "Women at Auburn Honor 'Aunt Harriet' of 'Underground Railroad'" (see) First report co... See More  

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$52.00
673524

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #673524

October 23, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 23, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (4) Slaves advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 9 illustrated ship ads and 1 slavery related ad. Page 2 has two more and the back page has another one. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, minor margin wear, generally very nice.... See More  

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$37.00
673079

From the deep South with slave sale ads...

Item #673079

July 16, 1851

THE DAILY CRESCENT, New Orleans, July 16, 1851



* Rare antebellum publication

* 4 slave advertisements




News of the day with several advertisements including a few slavery related ads, one on the front page and three more on page 3.

Four pages, various news of the day, loose and irregular at the spine, a little light foxing, otherwise good.... See More  

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672956

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #672956

August 25, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Aug. 25, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (2) Slaves advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 13 illustrated ship ads and 1 runaway slave ad. One more on the back page. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages in good condition.... See More  

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$38.00
672955

Samuel Morse and his telegraph invention...

Item #672955

December 24, 1842

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 24, 1842 



* Samuel Morse

* Telegraph invented




The bottom of the back page has a report headed: "Electro Magnetic Telegraph" which includes: "...states that S. F. B. Morse, of New York, is now exhibiting to committees appointed by congress to examine the subject, his invention by which two persons, however distant, may convers... See More  

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672842

Republican party's first Presidential candidate...

Item #672842

June 21, 1856

NEW-YORK DAILY TIMES, June 21, 1856 



* 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 report shown is of the North American Party, nominating Fremont & Johnston for President & Vice President. This party would soon join the recently created ... See More  

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672207

18th century runaway slave ads...

Item #672207

May 22, 1798

GENERAL AURORA ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, May 22, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* Slaves advertisements




Front page has two runway slave advertisements. See images for details.

News of the day with several other interesting ads. Four pages, untrimmed and very nice condition.... See More  

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671764

Henry Bartle Frere & the African slave trade

Item #671764

August 11, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 11, 1873



* Sir Henry Bartle Frere

* Sultans of Zanzibar & Muscat

* African slave trade - traffic




The back page has a correspondence from Henry Bartle Frere at Zanzibar, Africa with heading: "The East African Slave Trade" (see)

Complete in 10 pages, nice condition.

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671759

1798 Engraving of a porcupine in the masthead...

Item #671759

March 29, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 29, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American title

* 3 runaway slaves advertisements




The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads. The front page has a runaway slave ad under: "Ten Dollars reward" Two more appear on the back page. (see) News of the day and other advertisements.

Four pages... See More  

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671697

1873 S.F. Chinatown sex slaves...

Item #671697

July 31, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 31, 1873



* Chinatown's sex slaves (girls)

* San Francisco, California Chinese

* Human trafficking - Tong Wars




The top of page 5 has one column headings: "HIP YEE TONG" "An Infamous Secret Chinese Society in San Francisco" and more. (see)

Complete in 10 pages, nice condition.

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671353

Making fun of Missouri and Maryland as "free states"...

Item #671353

January 16, 1865

DAILY EXAMINER, Richmond, Virginia, Jan. 16, 1865  The front page begins with an interesting editorial which has near the beginning: "A body termed a 'State Convention' in Missouri did on last Wednesday...pass an ordinance of Emancipation, declaring all slaves free from that moment; and the Northern papers inform us that thereupon 'Free Maryland extends her congratulations on... See More  

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671303

Early and rare from Florida...

Item #671303

July 01, 1848

THE FLORIDIAN, Tallahassee, Florida, July 1, 1848  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 William O. Butler, Of Kentucky" and "The Democratic... See More  

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671078

1st colored cadet at West Point...

Item #671078

July 07, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 7, 1870



* James Webster Smith's mistreatment

* 1st African American appointed to cadetship

* West Point - United States Military Academy




Page 8 has a letter from James Webster Smith headed: "The Colored Cadet" "Hardships of the Hartford Darky at West Point--His Letter Home--A Pretty Hard Case" This letter is signed in type: J. W. Smith. He... See More  

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671015

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #671015

September 13, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 13, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (5) Slaves advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 14 illustrated ship ads and 1 runaway slave ad. Three more slave ads are on page 3. And one more on the back page. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, a little foxing, nice condition.... See More  

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670904

The end of the most infamous "Gag Rule" (1844)...

Item #670904

December 04, 1844

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec.  4, 1844 



* Gag rule (United States)

* Re. African slavery trade

* Rule is finally rescinded

* Best publication to be had ?




Page 2 has both the text of the petition to end the infamous "Gag Rule" which prevented members of the House of representatives talking about slavery and/or related topics, and the result of the... See More  

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670894

First Hebrew Free School in New York City... Reconstruction...

Item #670894

June 16, 1865

 NEW YORK HERALD, June 16, 1865 



* 1st Hebrew free school in NYC

* Post Civil War reconstruction




The front page has a great amount of content on the Reconstruction process in the South including: "Reconstruction Gossip at the National Capital" "The People of the South Converted by the Sword to the Northern Version of the Constitution" "They Accept the Over... See More  

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670832

Harriett Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin...

Item #670832

November 11, 1852

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Nov. 11, 1852 



* Uncle Tom's Cabin



This newspaper is forever linked to the best-selling novel of the 19th century: "Uncle Tom's Cabin", for the book was originally released as a 40 week serial in this anti-slavery newspaper beginning in June, 1851. It was the newspaper's publisher who encouraged Stowe to produce the work in book... See More  

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$87.00
670828

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #670828

October 06, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Oct. 6, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (3) Slaves advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 7 illustrated ship ads and 2 runaway slave ads. Two more slave ads are on the back page. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, a little foxing, nice condition.... See More  

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670815

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisement...

Item #670815

September 04, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 4, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* Runaway slave advertisement




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 18 illustrated ship ads. One runaway slave ad is on the back page. (see)

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages in good condition.... See More  

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670809

1797 Engraving of a porcupine in the masthead...

Item #670809

July 01, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, July 1, 1797



* Rare 18th century American title

* 4 slave advertisements




The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads including one for a runaway slave. The back page has 3 more slave ads. News of the day and other advertisements of the day.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few tiny binding slits al... See More  

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670800

With the Supplement issue as well...

Item #670800

March 05, 1864

NEW YORK TIMES, March 5, 1864  Among the ftpg. column heads on the Civil War are: "Southern News" "General Sherman's Invasion of Mississippi" "High Prices of Food" "The War In Virginia - From Gen. Lee's Army" "Slavery and the Negro - Negro Equality Before the Law".

Included is the "Supplement" issue s well with its own masth... See More  

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670671

William Cobbett's famous 18th century newspaper...

Item #670671

June 19, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, June 19, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American publication

* 4 runaway slave advertisements (lightly inked)




This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at ... See More  

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670668

Yacht club bans the slaver Wanderer...

Item #670668

February 08, 1859

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Feb. 8, 1859



* The Wanderer (slave ship)

* New York Yacht Club bans her




Page 4 has a article with small heading: "The Wanderer And The New York Yacht Club" (see)

Other news of the day. Eight pages, very minor margin wear, nice condition.

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670665

Mormon Temple in ruins... Slavery in California?

Item #670665

October 28, 1848

BURRITT'S CHRISTIAN CITIZEN, Worcester, Mass., Oct. 28, 1848  



* Nauvoo Temple fire disaster - Illinois

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Slavery in California ?

* Uncommon publication




Page 3 has a brief report: "The Mormon Temple In Ruins" mentioning in part: "This magnificent temple was observed to be on fire in the cupola this morning...The flames spread rapidly and ... See More  

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670635

Pone massacre.... Puerto Rico...

Item #670635

March 22, 1937

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH, March 22, 1937



* Ponce massacre (1st report)

* Puerto Rico - Palm Sunday

* Puerto Rican Nationalist Party




The top of the front page of the editorial section (page 1C) (inside) has a two column heading: "10 KILLED; POLICE FIRE ON PUERTO RICAN NATIONALISTS" with subhead. (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 32 pages, l... See More  

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670449

William Cobbett's famous newspaper...

Item #670449

May 20, 1797

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, May 20, 1797 



* Rare 18th century American publication

* 3 runaway slave advertisements




This was William Cobbett's important and controversial--but short-lived--daily newspaper.

Cobbett was a prolific & controversial publisher who often wrote under the pen-name of "Peter Porcupine." He was famous for sniping at his political op... See More  

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670203

Lewis Cass for President... Southern slaves...

Item #670203

September 21, 1848

NEW HAMPSHIRE PATRIOT & STATE GAZETTE, Concord, Sept. 21, 1848



* Lewis Cass Political Ad

* Arrival of slaves in Louisiana




The United States Presidential election of 1848 was the first election in which all states held their election on the same day. This also marked the 1st Tuesday of November as the fixed date for the national election.

This issue in particular has, at the top of the ... See More  

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670165

Maryland poem 'The Slave'... Description of America's first capitol building...

Item #670165
THE MASSACHUSETTS MAGAZINE OR MONTHLY MUSEUM, Boston, June, 1789 This is the 6th issue of this uncommon magazine by famed publisher Isaiah Thomas. When it comes to noteworthy content, it is hard to know where to begin.

Starting from the back is the poem: "The Slave," (author anonymous) which is a thought-provoking anti-slavery poem printed in the slave-state of Maryland. Also interestin... See More  

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669849

Very rare variant title to celebrate the Treaty of Utrecht...

Item #669849

February 03, 1713

PAX, PAX; OR, A PACIFICK POST BOY, London, February 3, 1712/13  A very rare, variant title of the "Post-Boy" newspaper, the change in title [Peace, Peace] due to the Treaty of Utrecht just agreed upon. The Treaty of Utrecht was essentially a series of treaties involving various European countries which put an end to the War of Spanish Succession. The agreement noted in this issue wa... See More  

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669790

1798 Engraving of a porcupine in the masthead...

Item #669790

March 23, 1798

PORCUPINE'S GAZETTE, Philadelphia, March 23, 1798 



* Rare 18th century American title

* 3 runaway slaves advertisements




The masthead features an engraving of a porcupine. The entire front page is taken up with ads. Page 3 has 2 runaway slave ads. Another one appears on the back page. (see) New of the day and other advertisements of the day.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, a few... See More  

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669789

18th century Baltimore... Slave advertisements...

Item #669789

September 12, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 12, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title

* (4) Slaves advertisements




The ftpg. is taken up with ads including 9 illustrated ship ads and 1 runaway slave ad. Three more slave ads are on the back page. (see) News of the day with several other advertisements.

Four pages in good condition.... See More  

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$42.00
669470

War reports from a Confederate newspaper in Columbia...

Item #669470

November 26, 1864

THE DAILY SOUTHERN GUARDIAN, Columbia, South Carolina, Nov. 26, 1864  A rather rare title and great that the title includes the word “Southern”.

The front page has reports including: "Death of Capt. McNeil" "Remedies For Sherman" and more. Many ads including "Solomon Cohen, Dealer In Slaves" and a notice for: "Slave Labor".

The back has a ... See More  

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669451

1870 Anti-Slavery Society... Wendell Phillips...

Item #669451

April 11, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, April 11, 1870



* Anti-Slavery Society at Apollo Hall

* Wendell Phillips - Lucretia Mott




The top of page 4 has one column headings: "Anti-Slavery's Wake" "Wendell Phillips' Farewell..." (see)

Complete with 12 pages, some spine wear, generally in good condition.... See More  

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669415

1873 Third Anglo-Ashanti War W/ Map...

Item #669415

December 15, 1873

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Dec. 15, 1873



* Third Anglo-Ashanti War - 1st expedition

* Cape Coast Castle - Gold Coast - Africa w/ map




Page 3 has a nice map with headline: "THE AFRICAN GOLD COAST" and more. Also one column headings include: "ASHANTEE" "March of the British Army Expedition Inot the Country" "The Slave Drivers Of The Desert" and more. (see)

Ot... See More  

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669361

The Amistad slave ship trial...

Item #669361

May 09, 1840

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 9, 1840 



* African slaves

* La Amistad trial




The top of the back page has a report with a small heading: "The Amistad" which discusses an appeal, and that the court affirmed the decree, and that it would be appealed to the Supreme Court. It concludes: "...The Africans must therefore remain in jail until next January."&nbs... See More  

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669353

Lengthy message signed by Jefferson Davis...

Item #669353

November 11, 1864

NEW YORK HERALD, Nov. 11, 1864 



* Jefferson Davis message

* The arming of Slaves ?




The front page has over half the first column taken up with Civil War heads including: "Important Rebel News" "Annual Message of the Rebel President to Congress" "Jeff Davis Pronounces Sherman, Grant & Banks All failures" "Atlanta and Richmond Not Vital Points"... See More  

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669343

Much on Lincoln, his new administration, his inauguration, etc...

Item #669343

March 06, 1861

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, March 6, 1861 



* Abraham Lincoln inauguration

* New administration takes over

* Pre-Civil War tensions escalate




A wealth of fine content on Lincoln & his new administration, as his inaugural was reported in the previous day's edition.

Inside has a lengthy editorial headed: "Mr. Lincoln's Address", a report from Washington beginning: &quo... See More  

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$82.00
669337

The end of slavery... official announcement...

Item #669337

December 19, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 19, 1865  The top of page 4 has an historic--albeit quite subdued--headline concerning the adoption of the 13th Amendment, thereby abolishing the institution of slavery.

Amongst other heads is: "Dispatches From Secretary Seward" which includes part of the text of the document issued by the Secretary of State announcing that the 13th Amendment was ratified by ... See More  

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669333

Abraham Lincoln's assassins found guilty...

Item #669333

July 07, 1865

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, July 7, 1865 



* Abraham Lincoln conspirators guilty

* Mary Surratt & others - death sentence




A significant issue on the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln, as the first column has the historic report:" THE ASSASSINATION" "All the Prisoners Found Guilty" "Payne, Harrold, Atzerodt and Mrs. Surratt to be Hanged To-Day" "
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668990

1874 death of Charles Sumner....

Item #668990

March 12, 1874

THE NEW YORK HERALD, March 12, 1874 



* Charles Sumner death (1st report)

* American politician - Massachusetts senator

* Anti-slavery leader - Civil Rights advocate




The top of the page 3 has one column headings: "SUMNER" "Sudden Death of the Great Massachusetts Senator" "He Passes Away Quietly After Dreadful Suffering" "Last Acts And Words" and... See More  

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668493

Liberator, from the end of the war... Arrest of Jeff. Davis...

Item #668493

May 26, 1865

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, May 26, 1865 



* Rare anti-slavery title



This is the famous anti-slavery newspaper by famed abolitionist publisher William Lloyd Garrison. The masthead features two engravings, one of a slave auction and the other showing slaves being emancipated.

Much of the issue is taken up with reports from the: "American Anti-Slavery Society". Other bits relating to... See More  

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668469

The African slave trade in 1872...

Item #668469

August 20, 1872

THE NEW YORK HERALD, Aug. 20, 1872



* African Slave Trade

* Suppression continues

* Sultan of Muscat




Page 3 has an article headed: "The African Slave Trade" "America Moving to its Suppression" and more. (see)

Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, nice condition.

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$33.00
668263

French language newspaper from New Orleans, nearly 20 years before the Civil War...

Item #668263

December 15, 1842

LE COURRIER DE LA LOUISIANE, New Orleans, Dec. 15, 1842 



* Rare antebellum publication

* 19 years prior to Civil War




A large size newspaper which, save for some notices and advertisements, is totally in the French language. There are four illustrated slave ads.

Four pages, various foxing & light damp staining, never bound nor trimmed, generally good condition. Folder size noted is... See More  

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$55.00
668213

Fugitive slaves... 1862 Savannah, Georgia martial law...

Item #668213

January 24, 1862

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, January 24, 1862



* Fugitive slaves

* Savannah, Georgia martial law

* New Bern, North Carolina




This Genuine newspaper has a Wealth of Civil War reporting from during Abraham Lincoln's administration. Among the one column headlines on the Civil War are: "THE RETURN OF FUGITIVE SLAVES", "The President's Position on the Question", "FROM... See More  

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$36.00
668096

Slave insurrection... The "wretched" prisoners the king & queen of France...

Item #668096

October 19, 1791

COLUMBIAN CENTINEL, Boston, Oct. 19, 1791 



* Haitian Revolution begins

* Insurrection of liberated slaves

* Rebellion against French authority




The ftpg. has over a full column taken up with: "Negro Insurrection--In Hispaniola" with much detail.

Page 2 has a report on the imprisoned king & queen of France noting in part: "The King and Queen of France are not permit... See More  

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668032

Lincoln accepts the Republican nomination for President... The slave ship Wildfire...

Item #668032

May 22, 1860

NEW-YORK HERALD, May 22, 1860  



* Abraham Lincoln accepts presidential nomination

* Republican National Convention in Chicago

* Slaver ship "Wildfire" - slavery - slaves




Page 3 has a report with column heads: "Mr. Lincoln's Acceptance of the Republican Nomination For President"  being a very historic item although inconspicuously reported, indicating ... See More  

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$90.00
667890

The precedent-setting case of American slave James Somersett...

Item #667890
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, January, 1773  Certainly the most historically significant item in this issue is: "An Argument in the Case of James Somersett, a Negro, Lately Determined in the court...attempted to be Demonstrated the Present Unlawfulness of Domestic Slavery in England" which takes about a full page.

This case involves James Somersett, an American slave purcha... See More  

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$93.00
667841

Stonewall Jackson is wounded... Battle of Chancellorsville...

Item #667841

May 05, 1863

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 5, 1863 



* Battle of Chancellorsville - Virginia

* General Stonewall Jackson wounded

* From the capital of the Confederacy




Not only a nice newspaper from the Confederacy but one from its capital. This is a particularly significant issue as there is good content on the Battle of Chancellorsville, a significant victory for the Confederate forces al... See More  

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$565.00
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