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Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Speeches of Gerrits Smith. In Congress, 1853-'4.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04717.02 Author/Creator: Smith, Gerrit (1797-1874) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: 1854 Pagination: 1 v. : 94 p. ; 22.9 x 14.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Published by Buell and Blanchard. Includes speeches by Smith on war, the homestead bill, the Nebraska bill, the Pacific Railroad, the postal system, the reciprocity treaty, and the sale of intoxicating drinks in Washington, D.C., among other topics. Bound with a green paper cover.

Background Information: Smith, a politician from New York, served as a U.S. Representative from 1853-1854. He was a noted philanthropist and social reformer active in anti-slavery campaigns and women's rights.

People: Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874
Buell & Blanchard, fl. 1854

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Westward ExpansionImmigration and MigrationLawCongressGovernment and CivicsRailroadIndustryAmerican WestPost OfficeGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsAlcoholTemperance and ProhibitionTransportationTreatyAbolitionAfrican American HistorySlaveryCanadaCommerceFinanceMerchants and TradeReform Movement

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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