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[Collection of Antebellum Pamphlets]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09233 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Pamphlet Date: 1840-1850 Pagination: 1 vol. ; 16 pamphlets

Summary of Content: Collection of 16 antebellum pamphlets, including several scarce and rare items, touching on the major political topics in post-Jacksonian politics, mainly the future of slavery. Partial contents: "The Great Orations and Senatorial Speech of Daniel Webster;" "Speech of the Hon. Henry Williams, Of Massachusetts, On the Independent Treasury Bill (1840);" "Proceedings of the U.S. Senate, On the Fugitive Slave Bill, The Abolition of the Slave-Trade in the District of Columbian, And the Imprisonment of Free Colored Seamen in the Southern Ports: With the Speeches of Messrs. Davis, Winthrop, and Others (1850);" "On the Fugitive Slave Law, Speech of Mr. Horace Mann, Of Mass., On the Right of Congress to Legislate for the Territories of the United States, And Its Duty to Exclude Slavery Therefrom." Bound into a single volume with manuscript table of contents, signed by owner G. Edgar Williams.


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: SlaveryGovernment and CivicsFinanceNavyUS ConstitutionLawCongressFugitive Slave ActFreemen

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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