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701271

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

Item #701271

September 29, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Sept. 29, 1798



* Rare 18th century American title



The ftpg. is taken up with ads . The back page has 11 illustrated ship ads.

News of the day with several other advertisements. Four pages, a little light staining, generally very nice.... See More  

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$40.00
700316

Death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart... Slaves revolting in Haiti...

Item #700316

December 01, 1791

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, December, 1791 



* Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart death (1st report)

* Musical composer - Classical music era original




Presented inconspicuously among other death reports is a brief yet very notable report on the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, ending with a prophetic comment:  " At Vienna, Wolfgang Mozart, the celebrated German composer. ... See More  

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$415.00
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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699617

George Washington Carver death in 1943...

Item #699617

January 06, 1943

MINNEAPOLIS MORNING TRIBUNE, Minn., January 6, 1943



* Dr. George Washington Carver death

* Black scientist & educator

* Born into slavery




The front page has a one column photo of Carver headed: "Dr. Carver Dies" (see image) Page 2 has a biography of Carver under the heading: "Dr. Carver: He Gave All the Credit to God" First report coverage on the death of George Was... See More  

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$67.00
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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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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698392

Niles' eight essays on the "Mitigation of Slavery"...

Item #698392

May 08, 1819

NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore (8-issue set)



* The "Mitigation of Slavery" - 8 issues
* Serialized essay by Hezekiah Niles'

* His plan to abolish slavery in America


 
 A set of 8 issues which contain all eight essays by publisher Hezekiah Niles titled the: "Mitigation of Slavery" in which he puts forth five propositions to that end.

The issues ar... See More  

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$685.00
697941

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

Item #697941

August 29, 1850

THE DAILY DELTA, New Orleans, Aug. 29, 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: "$20 Reward for a runaway with a print; "Negro Clothing" with much detail. There are also 23 illustrated steamboat ads.... 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  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" "Highly Important From Georgia--The Movement in Sherman's Rear" "Fighting In Louisiana" and more.

Complete as a s... 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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697761

Should an atheist's oath "under God" be disqualified in court?

Item #697761

July 02, 1839

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 2, 1839  Page 2 has: "Religious Belief of Witnesses", which tells of a court case in Boston in which the defendant argued that a potential witness should be disqualified since the required oath "to tell the truth... so help me God" with their hand on a Bible would be meaningless to them. It is interesting to note this te... 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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697712

Wealth of illustrated ship advertisements... Escaped mulatto slave...

Item #697712

December 20, 1794

DUNLAP & CLAYPOOLE'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Dec. 20, 1794  Within the issue are some 22 illustrated ship ads. There are also at least two runaway ads including: "One Guinea Reward" for a runaway mulatto woman, with details.

Four pages, never-trimmed margins, indent to the back leaf margin does not affect text, nice condition.

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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   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 back page but mostly taken up with ads.

Complete as... 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  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" "The President In Augusta" and more.

Some war items on... 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  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 men. They are fully able to hold Vicksburg as long as they have an... 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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697636

Responding to General Clinton's offer for a reconciliation...

Item #697636

April 03, 1781

THE CONNECTICUT COURANT & WEEKLY INTELLIGENCER, Hartford, April 3, 1781  Pages 1 and 2 contain an excellent response to the controversial "Declaration" of General Clinton in which he offers a proposal for peace to the Americans. A few bits include: "The first thing which is offered is a pardon to all the inhabitants of these States who have been so hardy as to oppose a degr... 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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697426

Discussing the Jay Treaty... Slave advertisements...

Item #697426

October 14, 1798

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, May 14, 1796  



* Rare 18th century American publication



The front page is taken up with ads including 19 illustrated ship ads. There are no fewer than six runaway "Reward" ads, all with various detail. Page 3 has much discussion in the House of Representatives: "On the motion for making provision for carrying into effect t... See More  

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697414

Very first of the advice column newspapers...

Item #697414

March 05, 1692

THE ATHENIAN MERCURY, London, March 5, 1692 



* Rare 17th century publication



This was the very first of the "agony aunt" newspapers, a newspaper providing personal advice to its readers.

In creating this format of responding to questions from readers, the publisher, John Dunton, did so as a result of feeling guilty for cheating on his wife. He thought that people like himself... See More  

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697388

Ambassadors to resolve the crisis with France...

Item #697388

March 28, 1798

THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 28, 1798 



* 18th century American publication



The ftpg. has a full column article: "Slavery". Page 2 has much on the: "Proceedings of the Columbian Federal Congress" and pg. 3 has a document from President Adams which endorse Pinckney, Marshall & Gerry as representatives of the U.S. in attempting to resol... 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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697109

Poem titled: "Slave Trade"... Unpulished Washington letter...

Item #697109

October 18, 1800

WEEKLY MUSEUM, New York, Oct. 18, 1800  Somewhat of a literary title but other content as well including a poem titled: "Slave Trade". Also: "Horrid Murder" "Radnor Forest"; an interesting unpublished letter by George Washington dated Nov. 26, 1775; "Female Constancy" and more.

Four pages, 9 1/2 by 11 1/2 inches, nice condition.

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697031

Discussing the controversial Jay Treaty... Slave ads...

Item #697031

May 12, 1796

FEDERAL GAZETTE & BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER, Maryland, May 12, 1796  



* Rare 18th century American publication



All of page 2 and a bit of page 3 are taken up with a report from Congress: "On the Motion for making Provision for Carrying into Effect the Treaty with Great Britain", referring to the controversial Jay Treaty.

A wealth of ads including 3 for the sale of slaves... 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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697002

Charles Carroll & the Declaration of Independence...

Item #697002

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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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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696900

1945 concentration camp for children liberated...

Item #696900

April 24, 1945

MINNEAPOLIS MORNING TRIBUNE, April 24, 1945



* Concentration camp for children found

* Jewish holocaust realization




The front page has a two column heading: "Camp of 'Slave Children' Freed by Russian Troops" First report coverage of a concentration camp for children that was found by Russian troops in Poland. What better evidence to confirm of what really happened then havi... See More  

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696872

School for freed slaves at New Orleans...

Item #696872

April 21, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, April 21, 1866   The front page print: "Abraham Lincoln School for Freedmen, New Orleans" with a related article.

Terrific fullpg: "On the Plains--Indians Attacking Butterfield's Overland Dispatch Coach" is a truly fine example of Western Americana for display. Halfpg: 'Street View in Santa Fe, New Mexico".

Sixteen pages, great condition... See More  

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696871

Slaves fleeing into Union camps...

Item #696871

January 31, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, Jan. 31, 1863  The full front page is a print: "Army Beef" showing soldiers shooting cattle, with 2 smaller vignettes.

Inside has a full page: "Contrabands Coming Into Camp in Consequence of the Proclamation", referring to the recent Emancipation Proclamation. It shows many African-Americans and presumed slaves. Also a full page with 2 print... See More  

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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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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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696660

Runaway slave ad, and more...

Item #696660

February 17, 1791

DUNLAP'S AMERICAN DAILY ADVERTISER, Philadelphia, Feb. 17, 1791  Among the back pager ads is one noting: "...state of Maryland on 20th of November, a negro man slave commonly called Will Potts..." with much more. Also one headed: "Ten Pounds Reward" for: "...a Negro Man named Henry..." with descriptive information.

Four pages, good condition.... 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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696529

Slavery... The controversial Huddy-Asgill Affair...

Item #696529
THE COLUMBIAN MAGAZINE, Philadelphia, January, 1787  One of the more intriguing articles is: "Letters Relative to the Treatment of Capt. Asgill, while Prisoner in the American Army, being a full Refutation of the Charges of Inhumanity Exhibited in London Against General Washington". This is on the Huddy-Asgill Affair. Website have full details, but in brief Capt. Huddy, an American ... 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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695950

Much on the Fugitive Slave Law and the troubles ion Boston: the Shadrach Minkins case...

Item #695950

February 27, 1851

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., February 27, 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 Er
... See More  

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695949

The famous anti-slavery newspaper...

Item #695949

March 06, 1851

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., March 6, 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 be
... See More  

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$34.00
695924

Uncle Tom's Cabin: the serialization before it became a book... Sara Jane Lippincott praises Stowe...

Item #695924

October 02, 1851

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 1851  The front page of this anti-slavery newspaper is very significant, as it contains chapter 17 of: "Uncle Tom's Cabin: Or, Life Among the Lowly. by Mrs. H. B. Stowe" taking nearly 6 columns & concluding on page 2.

This newspaper is forever linked to the best-selling novel of the 19th century, "Uncle Tom's Cabin".... See More  

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695622

The fall of Richmond... Very graphic...

Item #695622

April 04, 1865

NEW-YORK TRIBUNE, April 4, 1865  



* The fall of Richmond, the Confederate capital

* Terrific heraldic eagle & map for display




See the photos for this terrific and extremely graphic issue reporting the capture of Richmond, which essentially meant the end of the Confederacy. Lee would surrender to Grant at Appomattox just 5 days later.

The first column heads read: "VIR
... See More  

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$875.00
695621

The war In Missouri--Federal Atrocities...

Item #695621

January 17, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 17, 1862 



* Rare rebel publication



Half of the front page is taken up with ads while the other half is filled with Civil War reports, headed: "Notes Of the War" and having many subheads including: "The War In Kentucky--A Yankee's Account of the Military Situation" "A Change of Plan" "The War In Missouri--Fede... See More  

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695465

Early from Alexandria, Virginia...

Item #695465

November 07, 1821

THE ALEXANDRIA HERALD, Virginia, Nov. 7, 1821  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 runaway slave and indentured servant ads each with co... 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
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