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"The North Star" becomes "Frederick Douglass' Paper"...
Item # 650774
June 17, 1852
FREDERICK DOUGLASS' PAPER, Rochester, New York, June 17, 1852 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 escaped from slavery and then risked his freedom by becoming an outspoken antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher.
Among the various articles in this issue are those headed "Report--Refugees And Colored Settlements" "Heads Of the Colored People" "Proposals For the Formation Of A New Anti-Slavery Association" "The Free Soldiers of New York" "Colored Seamen And State Rights" "To The Friends of the Slave In Monroe County" and much more.
Complete in four pages, never bound nor trimmed, archival mends at the fold junctures where there is some small loss. Minor foxing at folds, some period ink doodling on the front leaf (see).
A very fine and rare opportunity for one of the more sought-after titles of the 19th century.
Category: Pre-Civil War