Very Rare Frederick Douglass Slavery Slaves Abolition Civil War 1862 Newspaper


Very Rare Frederick Douglass Slavery Slaves Abolition Civil War 1862 Newspaper

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Very Rare Frederick Douglass Slavery Slaves Abolition Civil War 1862 Newspaper:
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Very Rare FREDERICK DOUGLASS Slavery Slaves Abolition Civil War 1862 Newspaper (Note: additional images are located below the description) Shown is an original & historic old newspaper, offered to enhance your collectible interest:

DOUGLASS' MONTHLY, Rochester, New York, January, 1862

* Extremely rare title

Of the four publications of famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass, this title published the fewest number of issues, having begun in 1858 and ending in 1863. His "North Star", then "Frederick Douglass' Paper", and post-Civil War effort "The New National Era" being weeklies published considerably more issues.
As a brief biography, Frederick Douglass was first and foremost an abolitionist and civil rights activist. Fighting against his own slavery from his earliest youth, he continued to fight against the institution of slavery until its abolition. He spoke and lectured widely for the cause throughout the 1840's and 1850s. In addition to advocating abolition in his lectures and in his publications, Douglass became active in the Underground Railroad and was instrumental in shepherding many fugitive slaves to Canada.

During the Civil War, Douglass asked the president to make abolition a goal and fought for the right of African-Americans to enlist in the Union Army.

After the war, Douglass continued to fight tirelessly for African-Americans’ right to full legal equality, backed by the power of the ballot. He supported passage of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, and lectured widely for their adoption.

This is the very first issue of this rare title we have come across in over 40 years of dealing in rare newspapers. Complete as a 16 page periodical, it is replete with slavery related articles, among them being: "The Slave Power Still Omnipotent at Washington" "What Shall be Done with te Slaves if Emancipated?" "Jefferson's Slaves" "The Subject of Slavery in Congress" "Rebellion and Color" "The Emancipation Question" "Frederick Douglass in Boston" "The Negroes in the Washington Jail" and more.

There is light wear to the central fold of the front leaf only causing a series of about 10 tiny perforation-type holes along the fold, plus a stain to the left of the front leaf (see photos). Otherwise the issue is quite nice and very clean. Measures 9 by 13 inches.

A very rare opportunity for an extremely scarce anti-slavery periodical by the famed Frederick Douglass, rarely found on the market.



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Very Rare Frederick Douglass Slavery Slaves Abolition Civil War 1862 Newspaper:
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