This original 4 page newspaper measures 18 x 25 and was printed by J. The Masthead of "The Liberator" is a strong and bold ant-slavery statement with a central image of Jesus Christ breaking the bonds of a Negro Slave that kneels to His left and casting out the white Slave-holder who flees at his right.At the right is a joyous scene with a family of Free Blacks gathered in front of their home to watch a massive crowd celebrate before the Triumphal Arch of "Emancipation". The Liberator was a major, weekly abolitionist newspaper which was a voice of the Radical Wing of the Anti-Slavery movement.
On January 1, 1831 prominent Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison published the first issue of "The Liberator". Garrison was not interested in compromise. He founded the New England Anti-Slavery Society the following year. In 1833, he met with delegates from around the nation to form the American Anti-Slavery Society.Garrison disdained politics, for he saw politics as an arena of compromise. A group split from Garrison's "Radical Abolitionists" in the 1840s to run candidates for president on the Liberty Party ticket. Garrison was not dismayed but continued to preach the doctrine of "no compromise with slave holders" and demand "unconditional and immediate emancipation". "The Liberator" would not have been successful had it not been for the free blacks who subscribed. Approximately seventy-five percent of the readers were free African-Americans. Click here to read a concise biography of this larger than life Radical Abolitionist and American Reformer.
This rare, original issue of the "The Liberator" is dated October 2, 1863 and is designated Vol. 40 and Whole Number 1704. It is a fantastic read with extensive contributions from Anti-Slavery advocates in the form of Letters as well as informative articles and even anti-slavery poetry.Every article is either directly related to slavery and the Anti-Slavery Movement or a report of events of the day as they relate to the same. Article and Letter titles include "A Privates Letter from the Army", Speech of Hon. Henry Wilson", "Farewell to Beecher" (a song), "Mrs. Hatch and Theodore Parker", "Address to the Soldiers", "Letter From Ex-President Pierce to Jeff. This very rare and fascinating Anti-Slavery Newspaper is in very good condition - complete and generally clean with some edge wear. There is some light uniform age toning and a few small spots of soiling, as well as spots of foxing. There are no large tears, chipping, significant damage or repairs of any kind. The spine fold is sound and without separation or wear though there are a number of strong horizontal and vertical folds. Although the Newspaper is still intact there are some small separations at the intersections of the horizontal and vertical folds and some minimal text loss at the points of separation.
This Newspaper has never been bound in a volume. A VERY RARE and important, Civil War Period Issue of the Radical Anti Slavery Newspaper titled "The Liberator" and a fantastic addition to any Library or Collection!!!! And Click Here to Add Us To Your Favorite Sellers List. Click Here to Discover More About this Item and Many Others on Our New Informational / Non-Commercial / Reference Blog - Walnutts. The item "1863 RADICAL ANTI-SLAVERY NEWSPAPER THE LIBERATOR WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON" is in sale since Friday, October 16, 2015.
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