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    Sale 2068 | Lot 27
    Price Realized: $259With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2068 Lot 27

      (DETROIT RIOTS.) A Thrilling Narrative from the Lips of the Sufferers of the Late Detroit Riot, March 6, 1863. With the Hair Breadth Escapes of Men, Women and Children, and Destruction of Colored Men's Property, not less than $15,000. 24 pages. 8vo, original printed wrappers, lightly faded at the edges. Detroit: Published by the Author, 1863; Hattiesburg, MS: reprinted by Charles Heartman, 1945
      Estimate $400-600

      only obtainable edition, reprinted in an edition of 136 copies from the only known copy. "Apparently there is nothing new under the sun, not even a race riot in Detroit. This one ran true to form. The scapegoat was one Thomas Faulkner charged of committing outrages upon Ellen Hover, a colored girl, and also a white girl. But there was no colored person in this woodpile because Faulkner was a white man." From Heartman's 1945 catalogue, item 531.


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $259