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Frederick Douglass’ Paper


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To successfully combat slavery, it is needful to render it unprofitable and to drive it from its supposed stronghold in the constitution….The face is, slavery is a hideous outlaw, even in this country, and has been smuggled into the judiciary and government under the convenient mantle of supposed compromise; not indeed expressed, but implied compromise! – Hiram P. Crozier. June 1st, 1852.

Four pages, large bi-fold sheets, light toning at edges, crease through the middle, near fine. Subscribers name “N.B. Marsh” in pencil along top edge. Includes the following articles: “Gov. Hunt and The Fugitive Slave Case,” “Slavery. The Constitutional Question. Home Colonization,” “Questions Of Life” – by J.G. Whittier and “Bleak House” by Charles Dickens. Topics include the following: the Anti-Slavery Society of Canada; letter addressed to Revered Charles V. Dyer (abolitionist and stationmaster in the Underground Railroad) from W. Wells Brown; The Evening Gazette ON Negroes And The Forrest City House; A discussion of Home Colonization

Comments: The first paper published by Frederick Douglass was The North Star, which ran from 1847-1851. When it ran into financial difficulties, Douglass merged his paper with Gerri Smith’s Liberty Party Paper and began Frederick Douglass’ Paper. The first edition was printed on June 6th, 1851 and ran until 1858. The paper was dedicated to abolition causes and improving the living conditions of “colored people in the north.” It went beyond abolition to cover the temperance movement, women’s rights, national politics and literary reviews.

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Location Published

25 Buffalo Street, Rochester, NY


Frederick Douglass

Date Published

June 10, 1852




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Douglass | Frederick