1865 Liberator Anti-slavery Abolitionist Newspaper Unpublished Lincoln Text Rare
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1865 Liberator Anti-slavery Abolitionist Newspaper Unpublished Lincoln Text Rare:
THE LIBERATOR Boston, Friday, December 29, 1865. Vol. XXXV No. 52. ANTI-SLAVERY PERIODICAL. This is a Very Famous and Rare FINAL EDITION of The Liberator. It celebrates the pending ratification of the 13th Amendment, that Abolished Slavery, and contains an UNPUBLISHED EXTRACT from a LETTER by ABRAHAM LINCOLN. This was The Liberator's final issue.COMPLETE ORIGINAL DECEMBER 29, 1865 PAPER - THE FINAL ISSUE of this very important anti-slavery publication. This is the corrected second printing of the final issue, with the added thanks to Reverend May on the third page, and with the additional letter from William C. Nell on the fourth page.Single fold broadsheet newspaper, 4 pages, 18.5” x 26”. Folded in half vertically and horizontally, probably as originally sold.Beautiful front-page engraving. On the left side are White slave-owners selling their "Slaves, Horses & Other Cattle". On the right side are Blacks entering the land of Emancipation. In the middle is a picture of Jesus with a Black man and White man at his feet and the statement: "I come to break the bonds of the Oppressor". Running through the illustration is a banner stating: "Thou Shalt Love Thy Neighbor As Thy Self".Edited by William Lloyd Garrison, Printed by J. B. Yerrinton & Son, with articles by and/or about William Garrison, Lydia Maria Child, Thaddeus Stevens, Abraham Lincoln, and many others.Front page has a twenty-two line extract from an UNPUBLISHED LETTER "from the late PRESIDENT LINCOLN, addressed to Gen. Wadsworth, taking strong ground in favor of universal suffrage", and also a three-column article on "The Constitutional Amendment" (the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery).Other articles include: "Through the Red Sea into the Wilderness" by Lydia Maria Child (8 lengthy paragraphs), "William Lloyd Garrison and the Liberator" (printing remarks by Garrison), and "Political Rights of Women," printing the text of a 26-line letter from Elizabeth Cady Stanton to William Lloyd Garrison. This issue also includes poems by J. C. Hagan, Sarah T. Bolton, Joel Benton, et al. One of the poems is titled: "A FAREWELL TO THE LIBERATOR", another "Slavery's Funeral March". Again, this was the final issue of "The Liberator," with articles on the abolition of slavery and universal suffrage.GOOD condition, some creasing from where the issue was folded both horizontally and vertically, some foxing at the folds, age toning to the edges and some of the folds, a few small tears to extremities and folds. Overall, this original 150+ year-old newspaper remains a nice, sturdy, bright and clear copy.
The issue will be sent folded, as is its normal state.
This FINAL ISSUE of THE LIBERATOR, with the unpublished Lincoln text and tributes to Garrison and his paper, is considered to be the Publication's MOST VALUABLE and HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER ISSUE. You can read about THE LIBERATOR newspaper, and about the contributors in this final issue, on Wikipedia, and elsewhere on the Internet. Here are a few extracts:About THE LIBERATOR Newspaper (from Wikipedia):******The Liberator (1831-1865) was an abolitionist newspaper founded by William Lloyd Garrison in 1831. Garrison published weekly issues of The Liberator from Boston continuously for 35 years, from January 1, 1831, to the final issue of January 1, 1866.Although its circulation was only about 3,000, and three-quarters of subscribers were African Americans in 1834, the newspaper earned nationwide notoriety for its uncompromising advocacy of "immediate and complete emancipation of all slaves" in the United States. Garrison set the tone for the paper in his famous open letter "To the Public" in the first issue.The Liberator faced harsh resistance from several state legislatures and local groups: for example,North Carolina indicted Garrison for felonious acts, and the Vigilance Association of Columbia, South Carolina, offered a reward of $1,500 ($25,957.20 in 2005 dollars) to those who identified distributors of the paper.The Liberator continued for three decades from its founding through the end of the American Civil War. Garrison ended the newspaper's run with a valedictory column at the end of 1865 (the issue of December 29, 1865), when the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery throughout the United States.******About L. Maria Child (from Wikipedia:******Lydia Maria Child (February 11, 1802 – October 20, 1880) was an American abolitionist, women's rights activist, opponent of American expansionism, Indian rights activist, novelist, and journalist and Unitarian.Her journals, fiction and domestic manuals reached wide audiences from the 1820s through the 1850s. She at times shocked her audience, as she tried to take on issues of both male dominance and white supremacy in some of her stories.Despite these challenges, Child was later most remembered for her poem, Over the River and Through the Woods about Thanksgiving. (Her grandfather's house, restored by Tufts University in 1976, still stands near the Mystic River on South Street in Medford, Massachusetts.)******About Elizabeth Cady Stanton (from Wikipedia):******Elizabeth Cady Stanton (November 12, 1815 – October 26, 1902) was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early woman's movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the first women's rights convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, is often credited with initiating the first organized woman's rights and woman's suffrage movements in the United States.Before Stanton narrowed her political focus almost exclusively to women's rights, she was an active abolitionist together with her husband, Henry Brewster Stanton and cousin, Gerrit Smith. Unlike many of those involved in the woman's rights movement, Stanton addressed a number of issues pertaining to women beyond voting rights. Her concerns included women's parental and custody rights, property rights, employment and income rights, divorce laws, the economic health of the family, and birth control.******About Thaddeus Stevens (from Wikipedia):******Thaddeus Stevens (April 4, 1792 – August 11, 1868), of Pennsylvania, was a Republican leader and one of the most powerful members of the United States House of Representatives. As chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Stevens, a witty, sarcastic speaker and flamboyant party leader, dominated the House from 1861 until his death and wrote much of the financial legislation that paid for the American Civil War. Stevens and Senator Charles Sumner were the prime leaders of the Radical Republicans during the American Civil War and Reconstruction. A biographer characterizes him as, "The Great Commoner, savior of free public education in Pennsylvania, national Republican leader in the struggles against slavery in the United States and intrepid mainstay of the attempt to secure racial justice for the freedmen during Reconstruction, the only member of the House of Representatives ever to have been known, as the 'dictator' of Congress."******International buyers please check Shipping Details for costs to your country. CLICK HERE TO SEE MY OTHER ITEMS