Burritt, Elihu (1810-1879) Prospectus of ”The North and South.”
Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02448.03.02
Author/Creator: Burritt, Elihu (1810-1879)
Place Written: New Britain, Connecticut
Type: Printed document signed
Date: circa 29 April 1858
Pagination: 1 p. ; 20.2 x 12.8 cm.
Summary of Content: Transmitted by Burritt to Reverend Dr. Murray with a letter (GLC 2448.03.01). Advertises the publication of a weekly newspaper, ”The North and South,” with Burritt as editor. The paper’s objective is to ”unite the millions of all sections and parties who deprecate the existence of Slavery, from moral, political, or economical considerations, in a plan of co-operation for its peaceful and gradual extinction, by which the Southern States shall receive a fair and honorable compensation...”
People: Burritt, Elihu, 1810-1879.
Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860
Keywords/Subjects: Reform Movement;, Slavery;, Abolition;, Journalism;, Morality and Ethics;, Economics;, Politics;, Finance;, Emancipation;
Sub Era: Age of Jackson
Background: Burritt was a reformer from New Britain noted for his organization of several peace congresses.Order Image