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"Uncle Abraham"...

Item # 596243

February 03, 1864

THE CRISIS, Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 3, 1864  Among the articles on the front page is: "Settling the South with a Loyal People--Partition of the Land Among the Working Population--Speculators put to Rout--Soldiers, Sailors, Workmen & Negroes Only Entitled to Pre-emption...". Articles inside include: "Proclamation by 'Uncle Abraham' For More Conscripts" "Complaints" "The Incendiary Press--How Soldiers are Instigated to Commit Riots" "The Unity of the Human Race" "Stephen C. Foster, The Composer" & much more.
This interesting title was described as "The Hottest Rebel Sheet to be found in the North or the South". It opposed the war and attracted the hatred of the Republicans and the Lincoln administration. It insisted that slavery could not be prohibited by law. So obnoxious was this paper to Unionists that it was denied circulation in some cities. In 1863 the press was raided by a hateful mob.
Eight pages, nice condition.

Category: Yankee