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Douglass' Monthly newspaper issue Vol. 3, No. 10, 1861 November

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 4

Scope and Contents

This item is issue Volume III, Number X of Douglass’ Monthly, dated March 1861 and published in Rochester, NY. The issue is focused on slavery and politics, written at a time when several slave states had already seceded but before the Civil War had begun. Topics include the political alignment of pro-slavery and free states in the impending war, the newly elected President Lincoln, emigration to Haiti, and the social power of African Americans. This issue includes the following articles and poetry: “Reconstruction the New Danger,” “The Pro-Slavery Mob and Ministry,” “The Victors Conquered by the Vanquished,” “The New President,” “Haytian Emigration,” “British Writ of Habeas Corpus,” “Gerrit Smith at the Capital,” “Cotton and Sugar Culture in Africa,” “The Star Spangled Banner (poetry),” “Cotton and Hayti,” “The Maryland and Delaware States,” “Flax Cotton,” “Kansas Admitted,” “The Compromise Measures,” “Secret History of the African Slave Trade,” “Our New U. S. Senator,” “Slavery and the Irish Element,” “Notes on Hayti,” “Speeches of the President Elect,” “The Secession Movement,” “The Two Andersons (poetry),” “A Negro Confederacy,” “Slave State Statistics,” and “To the Friends of the Fugitives.”


  • Creation: 1861 November


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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from McBlain Books in October 2020.

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Processed in November 2023 by Jenelle Clark.

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