DescriptionTwo 1840s Imprints. Lot includes An Address to the Mechanics and Laboring Men, Who are Native Born Citizens of the U. States, with Reasons Why They Ought to Withhold Their Support from Men who Seek Foreign Aid. Philadelphia: Sharpless & Thompson, Printers. . 5.25" x 8". 16 pages. Disbound and stitched. Light age toning with occasional foxing throughout. Also, The North and the South: A Review of the Lecture on the Same Subject, Delivered by Mr. Elwood Fisher, before the Young Men's Mercantile Association of Cincinnati, Ohio. Charleston: James & Burges. 1849. 5" x 8.25". 39 pages. Paper wrappers; stitched binding. Lightly age toned; occasional foxing. Generally fine.
The Address to the Mechanics and Laboring Men was printed as a result of the first Native American Party National Convention, held in the Assembly Building in Philadelphia with 100 delegates in attendance, and contains a list of Principles and Resolutions of the Native American National Convention. The North and the South study was written by General James Henry Hammond for the Southern Quarterly Review in rebuttal to the ideas expressed by Elwood Fisher, who extolled the virtues of the South and expressed support for the institution of slavery in a similarly named lecture.
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