Facts for the People.

Washington, DC: The editor (Buell & Blanchard, Printers), October, 1853. Vol. 1, No. 5 [this issue only). 4to. 8 pp. [printed triple-column]. The issue is completely given over to two articles, each about four pages: (1) "Does the Constitution Require Freemen to Hunt Fugitive Slaves?"; (2) "The Southern Platform; or, Manual of Southern Sentiment on the Subject of Slavery" by Daniel Goodloe of North Carolina. Bailey edited an anti-slavery paper in Cincinnati in the 1830s and 1840s, moving to Washington, D.C., in 1847 to edit the national Free Soil newspaper, "The New Era," "perhaps the most influential antislavery paper of the 1850s with Uncle Tom's Cabin first unfolding in its pages, in weekly installments" (Library Company's annual report for 2004); "Facts for the People," issued as a supplement to "The New Era, "was published monthly, 1853-1854 and 1855-1856, for a total of 24 issues. Sabin 23625. OCLC: "Composed chiefly of articles from the National era." LCP/HSP Afro-Americana 3589. Not in Blockson catalogue. Very good. Folded. (8643). Item #61654

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