Mar 28, 2019 - Sale 2503

Sale 2503 - Lot 76

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION.) Six issues of the abolitionist weekly National Era reporting on the Dred Scott decision. Issues #532 through 537, each 4 pages, 26 1/2 x 20 3/4 inches; disbound, moderate wear including slight loss at intersection of folds. Washington, DC, 12 March to 16 April 1857

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Six consecutive issues of the National Era, edited by John Greenleaf Whittier, reporting on the momentous Dred Scott Supreme Court decision and its repercussions. The 12 March issue asks "What is to be done? It is useless to rail and denounce; the crisis calls for action. . . . What is left to the People? The Ballot Box!" The opinions of Justices Taney, McLean, and Curtis are offered.