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Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Controversy between New-York Tribune and Gerrit Smith.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.158 Author/Creator: Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Pamphlet Date: 1855 Pagination: 1 v. : 32 p. ; 23 x 14.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Printed by John A. Gray. Smith, a United States Representative 1853-1854, had been accused of missing an important vote on the Kansas-Nebraska Bill. Claiming previous misrepresentation in the Tribune, argues that he voted against the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which he calls the "Nebraska bill."

People: Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: CongressJournalismPoliticsAfrican American HistorySlaveryWestward ExpansionMissouri CompromiseGovernment and CivicsLawAbolitionReform Movement

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