No Slavery in Nebraska!

The Nebraska Question. Some Thoughts on the New Assault upon Freedom in America, and the General State of the Country in relation thereunto, set forth in a Discourse preached at the Music Hall, in Boston, on Monday, Feb. 12, 1854.

Boston: Benjamin B. Mussey & Co, 1854.

Price: $150.00

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First edition. Printed mostly from the "Phonographic report of Messrs. Yerrinton and Leighton" 1 vols. 8vo. No Slavery in Nebraska! Disbound, stitching loose. Some soiling and discoloration, creasing of several leaves but a good copy of this pamphlet. Sabin 58754.

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A strong speech on the issue of whether slavery be permitted in Nebraska or not. The author gives a history of slavery, especially as relates to the United States, and fights against slavery in the territory. He speaks also that to rid the land of Despotocracy that a measure must be established as to the natural equality of Men and Women "it was only to affirm that Woman is human, and has the same quality of human substance with man...Not only the proletary, the servant, the slave, but exploitered (sic) woman also must rise as despotocracy goes down." This issue of woman's rights is not mentioned further, only the rights of the slave. The anti-slavery papers written by Parker between 1841 and 1852 were published as "The Slave Power", edited by James K. Hosmer, also others of his papers on this subject were edited by F. B. Sanborn as "The Rights of Man in America"