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To the free men of the North [election] [large cloth-backed lithographed map]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06662 Author/Creator: Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Map Date: 1856 ca. Pagination: 1 large map 144 x 137 cm 18 x 24 in

Summary of Content: Free Labor Party abolitionist map used during the 1856 presidential campaign, printed, with hand-coloring in red, black and green.


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PoliticsGovernment and CivicsElectionAbolitionAfrican American HistoryReform MovementSlaveryPresident

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