[AFRICAN AMERICANA] -- [CIVIL WAR]. A group of 4 Civil War era pamphlets related to slavery and secession, comprising: Dickinson, Daniel S., Hon. The Union: An Address. New York: James G. Gregory, 1861. Pamphlet with printed paper wraps, 24pp. Delivered before the Literary Societies of Amherst college, July 10th, 1861. – Drisler, Henry. “Bible View of Slavery, by John H. Hopkins, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Vermont,” Examined. New York: C.S. Westcott & Co., 1863. Pamphlet, printed paper wraps, 20pp. (wraps detached, present; blue stain across top edge) – Stille, Charles J. Northern Interests and Southern Independence: A Plea for United Action. Philadelphia: William S. * Alfred Martien, 1863. Pamphlet with printed wraps, 50pp. – Report of the Select Committee, Appointed under a Resolution of the House to enquire into the existing Legislation of Congress upon the subject of Fugitive Slaves….[Richmond]: House Doc. No. 50. 20pp, untrimmed. (stitched group of signatures, no wraps; scattered brown spotting).
These pamphlets represent the discourse around slavery, secession, and the future of the Union in Northern intellectual circles around the time of the outbreak of the Civil War.