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The American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Reporter EXTRA" Newspaper New York, March 15,1831 (should be 1841). 16 pages which are usually stitch-bound. This paper does not open like a book. It unfolds to 24" x 36". It was published by the American and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, which split off from the American Anti-Slavery Society in 1840 over a number of issues, including the increasing influence of anarchism (and an unwillingness to participate in the government’s political process), hostility to established religion, and feminism in the latter. Prominent members included the brothers Arthur and Lewis Tappan, Samuel Cornish, and Theodore S. Wright. This EXTRA issue was filled with matters relating exclusively to the captured Africans none of which had been published in that form previusly. There is a map of their origin in Guinea, Africa, drawings of their home dwellings, drawing of how they were crammed below decks in the slave ship where many died, Ka-Le's letter to John Quincy Adams, letter from the teacher of the Africans in the US, the Supreme Court descision to set them free, reception of the news of their freedom, order for the discharge of the Africans, the trial itself in the Supreme Court, proceedings in Washington after the decision, much much more. This was a very important case with far reaching implications , within 10 short years of this case and the blow against slavery, we were embroiled in the Civil War that issue.

Condition

Center creased vertically and horizontally from folding. Pages are clean and bright, Covers lightly toned around edges only with age appropriate edge damage. This was stored in a damp building and may have a slight odor

Dimensions

9 x 14 in

Weight

2 oz

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  • 23%

Abolitionist newspaper June 1841 Amistead

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Jan 19, 2019