About the War. Plain Words to Plain People by a Plain Man.
Union Pamphlets 22: “[A] simple historical and constitutional sketch of the background of the conflict, apparently aimed at those Philadelphia workingmen who were voting so heavily Democratic. It appeared anonymously. The author was Ezra Mundy Hunt (1830–1894), a graduate of Princeton…” The author urges Union unity, support for Lincoln’s administration, and declares on the final page: “If negro slavery is throttled in the present struggle so be it.” [(p16)] This variant does not present the “Union League in Philadelphia” as part of its imprint. At the top of the front wrap: “Printed for Gratuitous Distribution. Please Circulate.”
Description: About the War. Plain Words to Plain People by a Plain Man.
Philadelphia. 1863. First edition[?] 8vo., 16pp. Illustrated and printed wraps. Some wear and handling, fairly-hidden dampstaining to gutter of pages; early name to upper margin of front wrap; about good.
See Sabin 63249.
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