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    Broadside: Southern Democracy....Anti Slavery. 15" x 21" broadside titled "SOUTHERN DEMOCRACY", c. 1860. with amazing content pertaining to slavery for both black's and white's. Reads in part "The object of the Southern Rebellion and of its Northern allies, is to render Slavery universal. Under the name of Democracy, they seek to deprive labor of all its rights". One quote from a pro slavery proponent, being John C. Calhoun, is "The hand that is familiar with the plough handle should never be permitted to touch a ballot". A quote from Fitzhugh's Sociology for the South reads "Slavery, Black or White, is right and Necessary". Finally, at the bottom it reads "Thus the "Democrats", North and South, pronounce free society a failure, and free labor a curse. Slavery is a blessing to be extended over all men who labor, whether black or white".

    In 1857, in a landmark decision, a Supreme Court packed with Democrats determined that not only was Dred Scott not a citizen, not only that he was property, but that black people might actually benefit from slavery. It wasn't until Republicans pushed through the 13th Amendment in 1865 that slavery was finally abolished in America.

    A rare and poignant broadside. In excellent condition.

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