Mar 10, 2011 - Sale 2239

Sale 2239 - Lot 52

Price Realized: $ 2,400
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 4,000
DOUGLASS, FREDERICK. Frederick Douglass's Monthly (Volume V, Number IV, The number "IV crossed out in pencil), for June, 1863. 16 pages, folio; first page separated from its integral last page; some foxing to the first and last pages; the last four pages unopened. Rochester, 1863

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an important issue printing a speech given by Douglass in May titled, "The Present and Future of the Colored Race in America." Douglass examines the so-called "Negro Question" and the war, pointing out the "progress of the nation downward," and makes 4 points: 1. "We found the Golden Rule impracticable. 2. We found the Declaration of Independence broadly impracticable. 3. We found the Constitution of the United States, requiring that the majority shall rule is impracticable, and 4. We found the Union was impracticable. The Golden Rule did not hold the slave tight enough, the Constitution did not hold the slave tight enough. . ." Another article announces the departure of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteers for action.