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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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1874 Lincoln Memorial Tower in London...

Item #669587

July 20, 1874

NEW YORK HERALD, July 20, 1874

* Lincoln Memorial Tower of London

* Cornerstone laid in Lambeth

* Gothic Revival architecture

The top of page 3 has one column headings: "THE LINCOLN TOWER" "The Memorial Stone of the Monument Laid in England" "Honor to the Memory of the Emancipation Chief" (see)

Other news of the day. Complete in 10 pages, a little irregular ... See More  

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An Abraham Lincoln speech...

Charleston newspaper after Yankee occupation...

Item #667175

April 21, 1865

CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, April 21, 1865 

* Union - Yankee occupation

* Speech given by President Lincoln

An early issue of this newspaper under Yankee control, as Sherman occupied this significant Confederate city on February 18. This is "new series" volume 1, number 48.

The front page has: "Our Victories" "Important Speech of President Lincoln&quo... See More  

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The slave ship Amistad...

Item #666031

May 02, 1840

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, May 2, 1840 

* African slaves

* La Amistad trial

Inside has a report from London concerning the slaves on board the ship Amistad (subject of a Stephen Spielberg movie of the same name) noting: "...the Glasgow Emancipation society...on behalf of the negroes who took possession of the Amistad & were subsequently carried to New London...to... See More  

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The Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #665985

September 23, 1862

NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, September 23, 1862 

* Emancipation Proclamation

* President Abraham Lincoln

Page 4 contains the full texts of the Emancipation Proclamation, perhaps the most significant Presidential pronouncement of the entire Civil War wherein Lincoln declared all slaves free. Headed: "A Proclamation By the President of the United States" the document begins at the b... See More  

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The General Hunter "emancipation" controversy...

Item #665405

May 23, 1862

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, May 23, 1862 

* Rare anti-slavery title

* Hunter's emancipation order

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.

Page 3 has nice reporting concerning the General David Hunter "emancipation&qu... See More  

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William Garrison... Davy Crockett... George Washington...

Item #664683

October 22, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 22, 1831 

* re. Anti-slavery publication "Liberator"

* Davy Crockett & George Washington

The bottom of the front page has a small article beginning: "I have received a copy of the 'Liberator', and come in for a share of the editor's reproof for having said that 'a sudden emancipation of the slaves, either by... See More  

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The Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #664367

January 03, 1863

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Jan. 3, 1863 

* President Abraham Lincoln

* Emancipation Proclamation

* Freedom for slaves

Although the front page has some great coverage of recent events in the Civil War--including a nice map headed: "The Battle of Murfreesboro"--the prime content is certainly on page 4 where the first column and a bit of the second contain the complete text of the Emanc... See More  

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Considerable reporting on the Battle of Gettysburg...

Item #662126

July 10, 1863

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

* Very Rare Confederate title from the "traveling" newspaper

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

If the title and city of publication seem to be in conflict, they are not. This newspaper had a fascinating history during the Civil War. Memphis was a Confederate stronghold up through the Battle of Memp... See More  

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Very uncommon Fredericksburg title...

Item #661785

May 27, 1862

THE CHRISTIAN BANNER, Fredericksburg, Virginia, May 27, 1862 

* Very rare Confederate title

This is certainly one of the more rare newspapers from this Confederate state. It began in 1848 but ceased publication in 1862. Its editor, James Hunnicut, was a minister of a Free Will 'Union' congregation, was considered to be quite eccentric. As the war neared he became an outspoken Un... See More  

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The Bahamas...

George Barrington... of eventual Botany Bay fame...

Item #660981

September 20, 1788

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, September 20, 1788 The first & second columns on page 284 contain the report of George Barrington's argument, trial and verdict. George Barrington would eventually be exiled to Botany Bay.

Page 287 also contains a report regarding plantations in the Bahamas. News of the day and period advertising are throughout.

Complete in 8 pages and is in nice condition.

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"Mitigation of slavery"...

Item #659987

January 01, 1819

(lot of 8 issues) NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, 1819

* Slavery in America 

* Emancipation hopes

Here is a group of eight issues of this title, each containing an installment of an editorial entitled the "Mitigation of Slavery".

In the "Mitigation of Slavery--No. 1 (May 8, 1819 issue) Hezekiah Niles, the editor and publisher of this title, explain... See More  

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W.A. Rogers... Baseball championship cup...

Item #658904

June 23, 1888

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 23, 1888 (With Supplement of The City of Chicago)  Full ftpg. shows: 'William II, Emperor of Germany & King of Prussia'. Fullpg W.A. Rogers: 'A Street in a Mining Village in Penna.' & Fullpg: 'The Whipple Institutes & Buildings at Farbault, Minnesota'. Article: "The Base-Ball Championship Cup" with accompanying ... See More  

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Iceland... The Emancipation Proclamation...

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

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

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The South reacts to the Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #656607

October 07, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 7, 1862 

* Emancipation proclamation - Southern reaction

* Abraham Lincoln's famous address

The first column of the front page is taken up with interesting reactions in the South to the Emancipation Proclamation with heads: "Interesting From The South" "Important Action in the Rebel Congress on President Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation&... See More  

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Letter signed by Abraham Lincoln.... Emancipation discussed...

Item #656561

July 22, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, July 22, 1862 

* Includes a letter signed by President Abraham Lincoln

* Discussion on emancipation

* From the Capital of the Confederacy

A very nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America.

Among the front page war-related items are: "From Beaver Dam", "From Madison and Orange", "The Shelling of Hami... See More  

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

Item #656095

April 30, 1862

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

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Battle of Shiloh maps and a map of Yorktown, plus more...

Item #656084

April 10, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 10, 1862 

* Battle of Shiloh - Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee

* Siege of Yorktown VA Virginia - Maps

The front page is dominated by a rather large Civil War map headed: "The Position Before Yorktown" with much detail. One column heads on the front page include: "The War For The Union" "Gen. Hunter's Dept." "Emancipation In Th... See More  

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Lincoln & Fremont on the Emancipation Proclamation controversy... Buckner takes control in Kentucky...

Item #656035

September 23, 1861

DAILY DISPATCH, Richmond, Virginia, Sept. 23, 1861 

* President Abraham Lincoln

* re. Emancipation Proclamation

* General John C. Fremont

A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederacy. Among the front page reports are those headed: "Our Correspondence--From Norfolk " "From Arkansas--Graphic Sketch of the Great Battle in Missouri--Gallantry of McCulloch's Troo... See More  

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

Item #654798

April 30, 1862

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, April 30, 1862  Among the articles within are: "A Serious Talk with Serious Men" "Emancipation of Slaves" "...on the Bill to abolish Slavery in the District of Columbia" "War News of the Week" "Free Negroes in Ohio" "The Massacre at Lee's Mills" and so much more.

Eight pages, very nice condition.

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District of Columbia emancipated... Battle of Shiloh...

Item #654220

April 17, 1862

NEW YORK HERALD, April 17, 1862

* President Lincoln emancipates the slaves in Washington, D.C.

* Battle of Shiloh - Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee

The most noteworthy content is found on page 10: "Important Message of the President to Congress" "Approval of the Bill Abolishing Slavery in the District of Columbia" "The Names & Antecedents of the Emancipation Commis... See More  

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Charles Carroll presents a copy of the Declaration of Independence...

Early Texas, slavery, and Indian disturbances...

Item #653258

July 19, 1828

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 19, 1828  The front page has, "CHARLES CARROLL," which gives details of the last surviving signor 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 ... See More  

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Kit Carson fights the Navajo Indians... Lincoln's famous rally-letter endorsed...

Item #653127

September 04, 1863

NEW YORK TIMES, Sept. 4, 1863 

* Kit Carson fights the Navajo Indians

Although much of the front page is taken up with various reports from the Civil War, perhaps the most interesting item is the brief page 5 item headed: "Victory of Kit Carson Over the Indians" (see photos for full report), reading in part: "...had a fight with the Navajoe Indians beyond Fort Canby. The ... See More  

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President Lincoln repeals General Hunter's order (no. 11), which had emancipated slaves...

Item #653034

May 20, 1862

THE NEW YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, May 20, 1862  Page one has, "Gen. Hunter's Emancipation Order," followed by, "Proclamation by the President declaring it to be null and void," which includes Hunter's original order, and President Abraham Lincoln's response. This was the controversial situation where Hunter pronounced slaves free in Florida, Georgia & South Carol... See More  

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Working towards the Maryland Jew Bill...

Item #651844

January 16, 1819

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 16, 1819  Under: "Rights of Conscience" is a report which ultimately led to the historic Maryland Jew Bill. Bits include: "...from...delegates of the state of Maryland appointed to consider the justice & expediency of extending to persons professing the Jewish religion, the same privileges that are enjoyed by Christians. This repo... See More  

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Upholding Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #651533
NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, October 8, 1862  Contains Major-General George McClellan's General Order No. 163 which instructed the officers and troops of the Army of the Potomac to uphold and adhere to President Lincoln's recently delivered Emancipation Proclamation. The order ends with, "In carrying out all measures of public policy this army will, of course, be guided by the sames o... See More  

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Creating many cities in the Midwest... Liberating slaves...

Item #649984

July 04, 1818

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 4, 1818

* Western emigration

* Emancipation of slaves

A great issue on the beginnings of some notable cities in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois with an article headed: "The Public Lands" beginning: "...I proceed in this letter to give a brief account of the several land offices now in operation for the sale of the public lands in the sta... See More  

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One of the more fascinating publishers from the Civil War...

Item #645829

May 21, 1864

BROWNLOW’S KNOXVILLE WHIG, AND REBEL VENTILATOR, Tennessee, May 21, 1864  Parson Brownlow was a fascinating personality to say the least. He regarded anyone who disagreed with him about religion or politics as an enemy. The circuit-riding Methodist parson turned to the press to spread his harsh anti-Presbyterian, anti-Calvinist rhetoric, and to spread his fervently held views on the inf... See More  

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From the Confederate Congress...

Item #645701

January 27, 1862

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, Jan. 27, 1862 

* From the Confederate capital

A nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate states with the front page taken up various advertisements and news, including; "The Northern Congress" "The Emancipation Question" "The Only Compromise With the Rebels" as well as "Notes Of The War".

The inside pa... See More  

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The Emancipation Proclamation... In a pro-South newspaper...

Item #638992

September 24, 1862

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 24, 1862  Given the focus of this controversial newspaper, being supportive of the Southern cause while publishing in the North, it is particularly noteworthy that this issue contains on page five the Emancipation Proclamation whereby President Lincoln would free the slaves on January 1 of the coming year.

The introductory subheads would be of no surprise as... See More  

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Rare Union occupation newspaper with the Emancipation Proclamation...

Item #637462

October 04, 1862

THE NEW SOUTH, Port Royal, South Carolina, Oct. 4, 1862  This newspaper was established in March of 1862 after its capture by Union forces during the early part of the Civil War. Issued in a "military command", the newspaper sought to provide mostly military reports and other items. It is also interesting that a Union newspaper was published in South Carolina considering the state r... See More  

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Ice Bridge over Niagara Falls... The game of billiards...

Item #636852

March 31, 1866

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 31, 1866. Ftpg. article: 'The Game Of Billiards' with illustrations of 4 famous players, including Michael Phelan. Fullpg. of scenes in Peru. Very nice dblpgctrfld: 'Ireland & the Fenian Leaders'. Halfpg: 'The Ice Bridge Over Niagara' & one 'The Fenian Excitement'.

Other news and advertisements of the day are included.

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Bell's articulating telephone...

Item #635601

February 10, 1877

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED NEWSPAPER, New York, February 10, 1877  The front cover is a political cartoon entitled "The Double-Faced Head of Republican Radicalism". Inside the issue is: "Bell's Articulating Telephone - The Transmission of Sound by Electricity" with an accompanying article; "Hon. David Davis, United States Senator-Elect from Illinois"; &qu... See More  

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First African-American President of the United States...

Item #629582

November 05, 2008

USA TODAY, November 5, 2008  This 48 page newspaper has a nice two line banner headline on the front page: "America makes history, Obama Wins! " with subheads and nice color photo of Obama with family. Much more on the inside pages in the 1st section. (see)

Nice condition.

Our post on the History's Newsstand Blog:

Regardless of your view on the recent U.S. election, one

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Abolishment of slavery, and the backlash from Jamaica...

Item #623497

June 15, 1833

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER,  Baltimore, June 15, 1833  has over half a page headed: "Slavery in the British West Indies" which reports on the: "...deputation in favor off the immediate emancipation of negro slavery within the British dominions..." which includes the full text on the 5 "Resolutions", signed in type by: Samuel Gurney as the chairman. The same ... See More  

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Emancipation Memorial dedication...

Item #617846

April 15, 1876

THE JOURNAL, Evansville, Indiana, April 15, 1876

* Emancipation Memorial - monument

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

* Frederick Douglass

  The front page has an article headed: "The Unveiling Of The Lincoln Statue Yesterday At Washington" which includes mention that: "...Frederick Douglass was then introduced amid applause and delivered an eloquent oration... See More  

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Virginia's governor and the former slaves...

Item #615538

July 12, 1865

NEW YORK HERALD, July 12, 1865 

* Georgia Emancipation

* Slaves and Masters

The front page has: "Georgia: Address of Provisional Governor Johnson, His Views On Emancipation." which takes over a full column. Other reports inside include: "VIRGINIA", "Governor Pierpoint and the Negroes", "Their Late Rebel Masters Trying to Get Rid of Them&q
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George Barrington before the King's bench...

Item #600183

November 27, 1788

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, November 27, 1788 The third column on page 515 contains the report of George Barrington (of eventual Botany Bay fame) being before the King's Bench. The 3rd column on page 519 also has a follow-up mention of Barrington.

Additional news of the day and period advertising are found throughout. Complete in 8 pages, some light rubbing, nice condition.

Background (source ... See More  

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New York considered for location of capital...

George Barrington... another arrest...

Item #600182

November 20, 1788

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, November 20, 1788 The third column on page 493 contains the report of George Barrington (of eventual Botany Bay fame) being brought up in on a private manner.

Pages 1 and 2 also have various reports from America, including mention of New York being considered for the location of the new seat of government. Other news of the day with period advertising are found throughout.... See More  

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George Keate... Pelew Islands (Palau)...

George Barrington report...

Item #600180

September 13, 1788

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, September 13, 1788 The second column on page 259 contains the report of George Barrington (of eventual Botany Bay fame) would not be tried at the Old Bailey but would be in Court of King's Bench next term -- proceeded against him on the outlawry.

Pages 1 and 2 provide a detailed description of the Pelew Islands (current day Palau), by George Keate and S.A. (compiled fr... See More  

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The improvement of wine...

George Barrington... exiled from town...

Item #600179

July 26, 1788

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, July 26, 1788 The second column on page 96 contains the report of George Barrington (of eventual Botany Bay fame) being removed from town by a writ of Habeas Corpus due to his stealing - he stands outlawed. Page 94 has an article regarding the "improvement of wine." Other news of the day and period advertising are found throughout.

Complete in 8 pages and is in n... See More  

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George Barrington... identified for robbery...

Item #600178

July 17, 1788

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, July 17, 1788 The third column on page 61 contains the report of George Barrington (of eventual Botany Bay fame) being identified for robbery. The issue also contains other news of the day and period advertising throughout.

Complete in 8 pages and is in nice condition.

Background (source - Wikipedia): George Barrington (14 May 1755 – 27 December 1804), an Irish-born... See More  

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The manumission of slaves... Marquis La Fayette...

Item #600170

November 15, 1788

THE LONDON CHRONICLE, November 15, 1788 Page 5 has nearly two columns with various reports from American regarding American Indians, as well as a brief article from New York from: "...The Society for promoting the manumission [freeing]of slaves, and protecting such of them as have been or may be liberated...", which mentions the presence of Marquis La Fayette among others.

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Emancipation of slaves anniversary...

Item #599761

April 17, 1872

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 17, 1872

* Emancipation of slaves

* District of Columbia

* Slavery anniversary

The front page has one column headings: "Emancipation Proclamation" "Celebration of the Abolition of Slavery in the District of Columbia"

Other news of the day. Complete in 8 pages, nice condition.

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Yankees move towards the rebel capital...

Item #597290

May 21, 1862

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, May 21, 1862  Among the front page first column heads on the Civil War are: "ON TO RICHMOND" "The Progress Towards Richmond, Virginia" "The Rebels will Defend their Capital--Their Pickets Driven in by Gen. Stoneman's Advance" "A Battle Impending" "The Emancipation Proposition In Missouri" "Late From New Orleans&... See More  

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Centreville, Virginia...

Item #596132

October 21, 1862

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, Oct. 21, 1862  Among the front page one column heads on the Civil War are: "A Skirmish At Centreville Station, Virginia" "Interesting From the South" "Stuart's Raid into Pennsylvania the Comic Feature of the War" "The 'Thunderer' on the President's Emancipation Proclamation" "The War In The West" "Ad... See More  

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Existed for just 2 1/2 years...

Item #586547

September 15, 1849

THE EXAMINER, Louisville, Kentucky, September 15, 1849  A quite scarce newspaper which lasted but 2 1/2 years, from June, 1847 thru December, 1849. Page 2 has a rather lengthy: "Address of the Central Committee of Louisville to the Emancipationists of Kentucky ! ", "Georgetown College", "Late from Texas", "Later from Santa Fe and Los Vegas--Indian Fights, et... See More  

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Scheme for Emancipation...

Item #556731

January 01, 1862

THE NEW YORK TIMES, from New York City, dated January 1, 1862.

* Emancipation of rebel slaves ?

* Green River Kentucky

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:


* A Scheme for the Emancipation of the Slaves of Rebels

* How General Lane Proposes
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Barack Obama becomes America's first African-American president...

Item #552589

November 05, 2008

CHICAGO TRIBUNE, Illinois, November 5, 2008

* Barrack Obama elected President of the United States

* Hometown newspaper of first African-American president

Presidential election newspapers have always been a mainstay of any historic newspaper collection, and ideally collectors try to find such an issue from the victor's hometown.

This newspaper is special for three reasons: 1) it is ... See More  

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Early shark fishing...

Item #548067

July 13, 1827

BOSTON RECORDER & TELEGRAPH, Massachusetts, July 13, 1827 

* Early shark fishing

Page 3 has a report: "A New Haven papers says, that 17 large sharks were taken in that harbor July 2d, at one haul in a seine for taking white fish..." plus mention that most of the white fish escaped because of the damage to the nets caused by the sharks.

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