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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  

Item from Catalog 299 (released for October, 2020)...

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$95.00
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* Rule is finally rescinded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  

Item from Catalog 298 (released for September, 2020)...

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$288.00
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
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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$195.00
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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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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666443

Michigan joins the Union...

Item #666443

March 08, 1837

WORCESTER REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, March 8, 1837 



* Michigan joins the Union

* Admitted as the 26th state




The front page has 3 Acts of Congress, the first of which is signed in type by the President: Andrew Jackson. Two of the Acts relate to Indians, and one for: "...the payment of the revolutionary & other pensioners of the U.S...".

Of significance is a page 2: "... See More  

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665632

Confederacy's first iron-clad ship...

Item #665632

April 07, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 7, 1862 



* CSS Manassas ironclad ship



War reports are found on pages 4 & 5 with column heads including: "The War For The Union" 'The Abolition of Slavery in the District" "The Confiscation Bill" "The Rebel Blockade Run" "The Latest About the Merrimac" "Rebel Force on the Peninsula" "The Advance U... See More  

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665405

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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$150.00
665336

New York & Pennsylvania Canals...

Item #665336

December 28, 1833

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, December 28, 1833.  Featured in this issue is report on the Pennsylvania and New York canals. Additional articles include reports on an anti-slavery convention, banking, the Department of Navy, and more.

Sixteen pages, octavo-size, in nice condition.

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664831

Abolishing the slave trade in England... Victor Hugo poem...

Item #664831
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, July, 1833  The prime report is taken from the: "Proceedings In Parliament" which includes a somewhat inconspicuous--yet noteworthy report: "Mr. Stanley brought in a Bill for the Abolition of Slavery, and for the compensation of the owners of slaves. Read a first time."

This would be the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 whic
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664683

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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662769

Revival of the Southern slave trade?

Item #662769

March 06, 1858

NEW YORK HERALD, March 6, 1858 



* African slave trade resumes

* Southern States pass bill (Louisiana)




Page 4 has an article headed: "Revival of the African Slave Trade in the Southern States". the article includes: "Some of our n****r worshiping contemporaries have started off upon a new scent. A bill has been passed by the Louisiana House...authorizing the importation i... See More  

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$44.00
662381

Anti-slavery newspaper: John Greenleaf Whitter a candidate for Congress...

Item #662381

October 20, 1842

EMANCIPATOR AND FREE AMERICAN, Boston, Oct. 20, 1842 



* Anti-slavery newspaper from Boston

* Much on politics and related slavery issues

* Engraving of The Cedar of Lebanon




A newspaper focused on freedom for slaves. Page 2 has an illustrated notice for: "James G. Birney for President..."for the Liberty ticket.

Articles include: "J.G. Whittier's Letter of Acceptance... See More  

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662202

President Johnson's policies at the end of the war...

Item #662202

July 26, 1865

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, July 26, 1865  From shortly after the end of the Civil War, some of the articles are headed: "Policy of Johnson's Administration" "Johnson & Brownlow" "The Monroe Doctrine--Another Discordant Element in the Abolition Party" "News of the Week" & much more.

Eight pages, nice condition.



Described as "The Hot... See More  

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661765

Rare Confederate title from Mississippi on the Battle of Perryville...

Item #661765

October 17, 1862

DAILY MISSISSIPPIAN, Jackson, Oct. 17, 1862  Certainly one of the more rare Confederate titles we have offered. This is a volume one issue.

Among the front page articles are: "Abolition Meetings at the North" "Resolutions" "Yankee Officers Marrying Negroes" "List of Casualties in the 40th Mississippi Reg. at the Battle of Corinth, Oct. 4trh, 1862".

Pa... See More  

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661707

Commodore Phillips & Botany Bay, Australia...

Item #661707
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE London, April, 1788



* Botany Bay, Australia - Admiral Arthur Phillip

* Northern plantations act to discourage the slave trade




 Within this issue is a report concerning Commodore Phillips at Botany Bay reading: "The Botany fleet arrived at the Cape on the 13th of October, after a passage from Rio de Janeiro of only five weeks & four days. Commodore ... See More  

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660785

The 1st African-American slave to formally practice medicine...

Item #660785
THE AMERICAN MUSEUM, (Philadelphia), January, 1789 



* James Derham, esteemed and promoted by Dr. Benjamin Rush - 1st African American (and slave) to officially practice medicine

* Thomas Fuller - an uneducated slave with incredible mathematical ability

* Reflections upon Lexington & Concord




The most noteworthy article begins on page 61 under the heading, "At a meeting of the ... See More  

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660168

William Gannaway Brownlow & the Negroes...

Item #660168

May 25, 1867

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 25, 1867



* William Gannaway "Parson" Brownlow

* Tennessee governor - anti-slavery abolitionist




The front page has a article headed: "Gov. Brownlow Addresses the [Blacks]" (see) Also front page reporting on the ongoing American Indian Wars.

Complete with all 8 pages, good condition.

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657696

The Mormon war ends... Mormons to dissolve the church?...

Item #657696

October 26, 1844

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Oct. 26, 1844 

Over a full column is taken up with a report with a small head: "Illinois. The Mormon war" which is mostly taken up with a letter which begins: "The war is ended and the troops are en route for home. This day the Governor held a treaty with the individuals against whom writs had been issued for being engaged in ... See More  

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657040

Re: the abolition of the Slave Trade...

Rare mention of 'Africans' (living in Boston) holding a special day of thanksgiving...

Item #657040

July 13, 1812

INDEPENDENT CHRONICLE, Boston, July 13, 1812  In addition to multiple acts signed by President James Madison, and multiple War of 1812-themed reports, page 3, under "THANKSGIVING," has a rare mention of "The Africans in Boston" (African Americans?) holding a day of thanksgiving commemorating the abolition of the Slave Trade. Details of a related march are provided, with th... See More  

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656896

End of the Massachusetts 54th Regiment...

Item #656896

July 21, 1865

THE LIBERATOR, Boston, July 21, 1865 



* Rare anti-slavery title by William Lloyd Garrison

* End of 54th Massachusetts Infantry regiment

* African American - colored troops




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 (see).

T... See More  

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656467

Gobrecht Dollar (?)... Mormonism...

Abolition of slavery (W. C. Johnson speech)... Woman's anti-slavery convention...

Item #656467

November 21, 1840

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, November 21, 1840



* The new coin (Gobrecht Dollar?)

* Mormon conference

* Much on the abolition of slavery




This issue contains coverage on the recent Presidential Election between Harrison and Van Buren, still awaiting all the votes to be received. Inside is a portion of the lengthy "Speech of W. C. Johnson, of MD. on the Subject of t... See More  

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654820

Caracas & Cartagena independence... rare mention of The Inquisition...

Item #654820

February 01, 1812

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 1, 1812  Page 7 has under the heading: "South America" which mentions the manifesto of Cartagena, stating in part that in the previous November, they had declared themselves to be: "A FREE, SOVEREIGN AND INDEPENDENT STATE..." and continues: "The first fruit of freedom of Carthagena, was the abolition of the INQUISITION;... See More  

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654252

Senate passes the Thirteenth Amendment outlawing slavery...

Item #654252

May 04, 1864

DAILY RICHMOND EXAMINER, Virginia, May 4, 1864 



* Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

* 13th passes U.S. Senate - Abolition of slavery

* From the capital of the Confederacy




A very nice newspaper from the capital of the Confederate States of America. The key content within this issues is found on the back page:  "Amendment of the Constitution", which i... See More  

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654167

America prohibits the importation of slaves...

Item #654167
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, March, 1807  Under: "Abstract of Foreign Occurrences" is a brief yet notable report: "The American Congress has passed a bill for the abolition of the slave trade, by a majority of 24---the numbers being ayes 73, noes 49." This refers to the significant "Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves" which was signed into la... See More  

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651247

Caracas & Carthagena independence... rare mention of The Inquisition...

Item #651247

February 01, 1812

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 1, 1812 



*  Carthagena's independence

*  Rare mention of The Inquisition

*  Report from Caracas re: their independence




Page 7 has under the heading, "South America," makes mention of the manifesto of Carthagena, stating in part that in the previous November, they had declared themselves to be: "A FREE, SOVER... See More  

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650775

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

Item #650775

August 13, 1852

FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, August 13, 1852 



* Extremely rare title



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.

Douglass was perhaps the most famous 19th century African-American abolitionist who
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650281

Slave uprising in Jamaica...

Item #650281

February 25, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, February 25, 1832  Within this issue is an article with a small heading: "Jamaica" with the report beginning: "We have awful details of the late proceedings of the slaves in this island One hundred and fifty estates had been laid waste by fire...More than two thousand slaves had been killed or executed--hung up by scores, and without ... See More  

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649984

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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649559

Mehmed VI... last Sultan of Ottoman Empire....

Item #649559

November 18, 1922

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 18, 1922



* Mehmed VI - last sultan of Ottoman Empire

* Abolition of the Ottoman Sultanate




The front page has a one column heading: "SULTAN IN FLIGHT ON BRITISH WARSHIP" with subheads. (see)

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 30 pages, a little irregular along the spine, minor margin wear, generally nice.... See More  

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648890

The rebels run away...

Item #648890

April 04, 1862

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, April 4, 1862  Among the column heads on the Civil War on pg. 5 are: "THE WAR FOR THE UNION" "The Abolition of Slavery In The District" "A Villainous Rebel Respited" "The Siege of Island No. 10" "A Gallant Exploit" "Expedition Against the Rebel Forts" "The Rebels Run Away, as Usual".

Eight pages, nice con... See More  

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648536

History is about to be made...

Item #648536

March 29, 1861

THE CHARLESTON MERCURY, South Carolina, March 29, 1861 



* From the origin of the Civil War just prior to the outbreak



South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union which it did on Dec. 20, 1860. Plus the war began in Charleston harbor with the bombing of Fort Sumter just two weeks after the date of this issue.

The front page has: "United States Army & Navy News&q... See More  

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648533

Reports from the California Gold Rush......

Item #648533

September 19, 1849

THE VERMONT CHRONICLE, Windsor, Sept. 19, 1849 



* California gold rush



This title has both religious/Christian-themed news along with general news of the day.  Page 3 has several reports from the gold rush region headed: "Latest From California" (see). Page one has an update in the missionary efforts to the Sandwich (Hawaiian) Islands and various Native American Indian t... See More  

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647558

Mustering out Negro troops...

Item #647558

September 20, 1865

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 20, 1865 



* Henry Wirz trial

* Jefferson Davis




From shortly after the end of the Civil War but still with war-related reports including: "Returned Soldiers" "The Real Abolition Platform of Ohio" "Mustering Out Negro Troops" "The Wirz Trial" "Trouble Brewing in the Abolition Camp" "Jefferson Davis&q... See More  

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646465

Rare title with the original outer wrappers...

Item #646465

October 01, 1790

THE MONTHLY REVIEW ENLARGED, London, October, 1790  This very uncommon title still has the blue/green outer wrappers. These wrappers are in remarkably nice condition as more typically they are quite worn.

The front wrapper includes the title/index page. Among the articles included are: "Bruce's Travels to discover the Source of the Nile" concluded; "Governor Philip's V... See More  

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643837

Mehmed VI... last Sultan of Ottoman Empire....

Item #643837

November 17, 1922

THE DETROIT NEWS, November 17, 1922



* Mehmed VI - last sultan of Ottoman Empire

* Abolition of the Ottoman Sultanate




The front page has a one column heading: "SULTAN FLEES TO SAVE LIFE" with subhead. (see)

Other news, sport and advertismeents of the day. Complete in 48 pages, light toning, some spine wear, generally in good condition.... See More  

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$35.00
643573

Obituary of the famed abolitionist William Wilberforce...

Item #643573
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, September, 1833  Near the back is the: "Obituary - William Wilberforce" (see hyperlink) which takes over 3 pages. Wilberforce was a member of Parliament who lead the charge to abolish slavery. The historic Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 would receive the Royal Assent on Aug. 26, less than a month after his death. See the hyperlink for
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$80.00
643530

Abolishing the slave trade in England... Victor Hugo poem...

Item #643530
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, July, 1833  The prime report is taken from the: "Proceedings In Parliament" near the back, which includes a somewhat inconspicuous--yet noteworthy--report reading: "Mr. Stanley brought in a Bill for the Abolition of Slavery, and for the compensation of the owners of slaves. Read a first time." This would be the Slavery Abol
... See More  

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643459

Abolishing the slave trade in England...

Item #643459
THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, England, April, 1807



*From history to the movie "Amazing Grace"

* William Wilberforce & his efforts to abolish the slave trade



Within this 90+ page issue is a report from the House of Lords datelined Feb. 5, which begins: "The debate on the Slave Trade Abolition Bill was resumed by Lord Grenville who repeated all his former ar
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643211

Slaves and their African homeland...

Item #643211

June 24, 1820

NILES WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, June 24, 1820  Page 2 has: "Colony of Free Blacks in Africa" which is: "...an asylum for such of our free blacks as are willing to return to the country of their ancestors..." taking about 3/4 of a column. Also: "Piracies begins: "Three persons have just suffered death at Boston for piracy & murder...". Further on is a r... See More  

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643015

The Oneida Community explains itself... Front page print...

Item #643015

March 22, 1861

THE CIRCULAR, Oneida, New York, March 22, 1861



* Pre Civil War era

* Oneida Community print




The front page features a very nice print of a "Community Dwelling at Oneida", plus most of the front page is taken up with explaining to the curious just what the Oneida Community is all about, including many subheads such as: "Religious Foundation & Principles" "Social ... See More  

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638992

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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$415.00
638408

John Quincy Adams and the petition from slaves...

Item #638408

February 18, 1837

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 18, 1837 



* John Quincy Adams

* Slavery - abolition




Beginning on the ftpg. and continuing for over 4 pages is: "Mr. Adams and the Petition From Slaves", an interesting situation about which a website is devoted. Most of the balance of the issue is taken up with detailed reports from Congress.

Sixteen pages, 8 1/4 by 12 inches, grea... See More  

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$32.00
636138

Racing at Saratoga... Will of a former slave... Anti-slavery agitation...

Item #636138

August 09, 1865

NEW YORK TIMES, Aug. 9, 1865  The front page has: "Sports of the Turf - The Second Day of the Saratoga Meeting - The Coveted Bauble Won by the Horse Kentucky", Page 3 has: "Death of an Ex-Slave at the Almshouse - His Will" which has the will of Denison wherein he leaves all his worldly belongings to the person that had been attending to him. Page 4 has "The Anti-Slave... See More  

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$36.00
633666

Panama... Diamond mines... Stephen A. Douglas on slavery...

Item #633666
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, New York,  September, 1859  This issue contains "Something About Diamonds" which takes 12 pages and contains many illustrations on mining and cutting. Also included are: "Tropical Journeyings - Panama" (which includes content and an image related to General Morgan's capture of Panama along with several other related prints of Old... See More  

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$40.00
631573

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

Item #631573

February 14, 1864

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



* Very rare Confederate title



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 soldiers having near the end:&... See More  

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$236.00
631170

Advertisements for the sale of Uncle Tom's Cabin...

Item #631170

June 17, 1852

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., June 17, 1852 



* Harriet Beecher Stowe



Page 3 has not one, but two advertisements for the sale of: "Uncle Tom's Cabin". One ad begins: "Uncle Tom's Cabin: Or, Life Among The Lowly. By Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe. For sale, wholesale and retail..." and the other begins: "Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe's Great Story, firs... See More  

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$47.00
629582

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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