The Institution of Slavery: Speech of Hon. Horace Mann of Massachusetts. in the House of Representatives, August 17, 1852 [caption title].

[Boston]: Commonwealth — Extra [at head of first column], 1852. Broadsheet, 22 x 15 3/4 inches, printed on both sides in six columns, bearing only Mann's address. Mann (1796-1859; member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts, 1848-1853), known as the father of American public education, won John Quincy Adams's seat in Congress after he died and served for five years as an anti-slavery advocate; this speech reaffirms his opposition and excoriates the political efforts at the time to silence those in both houses of Congress who supported his views, especially those concerning the extension of slavery into the western territories. The "Commonwealth" was a Boston newspaper published 1851-1853 (see AAS online catalogue). LCP/HSP Afro-Americana 6316 and 6321 (for pamphlet printings only). No printing in Work or Blockson catalogue. OCLC locates two copies of this broadsheet, in separate entries (New York Historical Society, Texas-Austin), and a goodly number of copies from several pamphlet printings. Long tear through bottom margin into text, with no loss, a very good example of a rare separate printing of this important speech. Folded. (8645). Item #61667

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