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PROSPECTUS OF THE FREE CITIZEN, A PAPER FOR THE PEOPLE by  A[llen] M[atter] Gangewer - 1854 - from David M. Lesser, Fine Antiquarian Books LLC (SKU: 32153)

PROSPECTUS OF THE FREE CITIZEN, A PAPER FOR THE PEOPLE

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PROSPECTUS OF THE FREE CITIZEN, A PAPER FOR THE PEOPLE

by Gangewer, A[llen] M[atter]

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[Harrisburg, 1854. Broadside, 8" x 5". At head of title, "Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty". Signed in type at the end by A.W. Gangewer, and 'A.M.G.' Small space at bottom for subscriber names and their post offices. Docketed in ink on verso, "A.W. Gangewer | Harrisburg | Circular | July, 1854." Light bleedthrough, contemporary ink correction on recto. Very Good. Gangewer will "publish at the seat of government of Pennsylvania an Independent Democratic weekly newspaper under the above title." The Independent Democrats, whose leader was Salmon P. Chase of Ohio, broke with the National Democratic Party when the Pierce Administration and Senator Stephen A. Douglas sought passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which opened those territories to slaveowning settlers. Situated north of the 1820 Missouri Compromise Line, those territories had previously prohibited slavery. 'The Free Citizen' would be devoted to "free thought, free speech, free conscience, free labor, and free men... We have been told that such a paper as we propose to print cannot live in the atmosphere of Harrisburg, that the politicians of Pennsylvania have so debauched her public sentiment as to crush out all regard for Justice, Humanity and the Rights of Man as proclaimed in the Declaration of Independence; but we do not believe this." Gangewer may have been forced to revise his optimistic opinion: we have located no record that The Free Citizen got off the ground. We have not found any other record of this Prospectus. Not located on OCLC or the online sites of AAS, Boston Athenaeum, NYPL, Harvard, Yale, Library of Congress, or John Carter Brown Library as of August 2018. Not in LCP.

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David M. Lesser, Fine Antiquarian Books LLC US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
32153
Title
PROSPECTUS OF THE FREE CITIZEN, A PAPER FOR THE PEOPLE
Author
Gangewer, A[llen] M[atter]
Book condition
Used
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Place of Publication
[Harrisburg
Date published
1854
Bookseller catalogs
AMERICANA; BROADSIDE;
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About David M. Lesser, Fine Antiquarian Books LLC

The Company, formed in 1989, specializes in the cultural, political, and social history of the Americas. Since 1993 David M. Lesser, Fine Antiquarian Books LLC has been a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. David M. Lesser is also a member of the American Antiquarian Society. Located in New Haven's suburb of Woodbridge, Connecticut, visitors are welcome by appointment. We issue six printed catalogues annually.

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