Rare 1856 Bound Volume 48 Pre Civil War Weekly Newspapers The Augusta Age Maine For Sale
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SEE PHOTOs-----Bound volume of 48 original weekly newspapers,theAugusta Age(Maine) datedfromJan 3, 1856-Dec 25, 1856. This is a lot of48 different dated issues and are contained in hard binding. The issues are not attached to the spine of the binding.
Contents include National and International news as well as LOCAL Augusta, MAINEnews and ads from 157 years ago, 4 years BEFORE the start of the Civil War.
This is a real TIME MACHINE that takes the reader back to 1856,some 157 years ago!! Great gift for a present-day resident of Augusta, ME interested in the pre Civil War era.
Some of the important events from Jan-Dec, 1856 include:
1856 Feb 29, Hostilities in Russo-Turkish war Mar 5, Covent Garden Opera House was destroyed in a fire.1856 Mar 30, Russia signed Peace of Paris ending the Crimean Apr 3, Gunpowder in church exploded killing 4,000 in Apr 11, Battle of Rivas; Costa Rica beat William Walker's invading Apr 29, A peace treaty between England and Russia was signed.
1856 May 14, James P. Casey, editor of the SF Times, shot James King, proprietor of the rival Evening Bulletin. King died 6 days later. A â€œVigilance Committeeâ€� of 2,600 later marched up Sacramento St. and broke into the jail where Casey was held. He was lynched with his unfortunate cell mate.1856 May 19, Senator Charles Sumner spoke out against May 20, Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner (1811-1874), an outspoken antagonist against slavery, gave the "Crime Against Kansas" speech. [see May 22] Sumner helped form the Republican Party.1856 May 20, James King, editor of the Evening Bulletin, died from wounds suffered on May 14. His death brought about the rising of vigilantes and the take over of the SF May 21, Lawrence, Kansas, was captured and sacked by pro-slavery May 22, Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner was assaulted on the Senate floor by South Carolinaâ€™s Preston Brooks. Representative Brooks, a pro-slavery Democrat from South Carolina, used a cane to attack Senator Charles Sumner, a Republican abolitionist from Mass. Sumner was beaten unconscious and was unable to resume duties for 3 years. Brooks resigned from his seat but was re-elected. Sumner's injuries in the attack compelled his absence from the Senate until December, 1859.1856 May 24, The Potawatomi Massacre took place in Kansas. John Brown, American abolitionist and horse thief, presided over the hacking to death with machetes of five unarmed pro-slavery Border Ruffians in Potawatomi, Kansas.1856 Jun 17, In Philadelphia, the Republican Party opened its first national convention. John C. Fremont (1830-1890), American explorer, was the 1st Republican presidential candidate. He platform pledged to end polygamy and slavery. He lost to James Buchanan by about 500,000 votes. Fremont went on to serve as territorial governor of Arizona from 1878 to 1883. In 2003 Lewis L. Gould authored "Grand Old Party: A History of the Jul 12, William Walker, an American, declared himself president of Nicaragua. His execution a few years later in Honduras was rumored to have been staged.1856 Aug 18, In SF thousands of armed men paraded through the streets and then formally dissolved the second Committee of Vigilance. They had run SF for nearly 4 months much to the distress of Mayor James Van Ness and militia officer William T. Oct 8, Chinese police boarded the British vessel Arrow, arrested 12 Chinese crewmen on suspicion of piracy and lowered the British Flag. This began the 2nd Anglo-Chinese Oct, Migrants to Utah pulling handcarts encountered a blizzard and were rescued by a mule train sent by Brigham Young. More than 200 Mormons died near Martinâ€™s Cove, Wyo., as they migrated West using Nov 4, Democrat James Buchanan was elected US president.
These isues are printed on rag paper. The issues range in condition from Good-VG with most good. The first and last issues have some damage but are quite readable. This listing includes thelot of 48 different dated newspapersas described above.STEPHEN A. GOLDMAN HISTORICAL NEWSPAPERS stands behind all of the items that we sell with a no questions asked, money back guarantee. Every item we sell is an original newspaper printed on the date indicated at the beginning of its description. U.S. buyers paypriority mail postage which includes waterproof plastic and a heavy cardboard flat to protect your purchase from damage in the mail. International postage is quoted when we are informed as to where the package is to be sent. We do combine postage (to reduce postage costs) for multiple purchases sent in the same package.We acceptpayment by PAYPAL as well as by CREDIT CARD (Visa and Master Card) through secureon-line PROPAY. We list hundreds of rare newspapers with dates from 1570 through 2004 on each week and we ship packages twice a week. This is truly SIX CENTURIES OF HISTORY that YOU CAN OWN!
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