The National Security and the National Faith. Guarantees for the National Freedman and National Creditor. Speech of Hon. Charles Sumner, at the Republican State Convention, in Worcester, September 14, 1865.


First edition? (A 14-page ed. was issued the same year in Boston by Rand & Avery, no priority known). Less than six months after the Civil War had ended, Sumner’s speech to the Republican State Convention warned that “Neither the Rebellion nor Slavery is yet ended. The Rebellion has been disarmed; but that is all. Slavery has been abolished in name; but that is all.” He adds: “Emancipation not complete, so long as the black’ code exists… Slavery begins by denying the right of a man to himself; and the Black Code fortifies this denial by its cruel exclusions. Every freedman must be secured in this right by admission to the full panoply of citizenship.”


Description: The National Security and the National Faith. Guarantees for the National Freedman and National Creditor. Speech of Hon. Charles Sumner, at the Republican State Convention, in Worcester, September 14, 1865.

Boston: Wright & Potter, 1865. 21pp. 8vo, self-wrappers, as-issued; very good.

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Blockson Catalogue 3443. LCP, Afro-Americana 10023.


Price: $250.00

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