Subduing Freedom in Kansas: Report of the Congressional Committee, Presented in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, July 1, 1856. William A. Howard.
Subduing Freedom in Kansas: Report of the Congressional Committee, Presented in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, July 1, 1856

Subduing Freedom in Kansas: Report of the Congressional Committee, Presented in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, July 1, 1856

New York: Greeley & McElrath, Tribune Office, 1856. Paperback. 30 p.: tables; 24 cm. Wrapper included in pagination. Printed in columns. Following the report is a short section headed "Border Ruffian Laws in Kansas," which contains the law to punish offences against slave property enacted by the territorial legislature "which the Missouri invaders elected for the people of Kansas" in Sept. 1855, and relevant sections of the election law passed by that legislature. William Alanson Howard (1813-1880) represented Michigan in the U.S. House from 1855 to 1861; he later served as Governor of the Dakota Territory. He made this report from the committee that investigated the conflicts over slavery in the territory of Kansas. The report declared that since the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854, "every election has been controlled, not by the actual settlers, but by citizens of Missouri," who sought to have Kansas become a slave state. Detailed election data are presented. Horace Greeley's anti-slavery New York Tribune reprinted the report with the addition of the pro-slavery laws passed by the illegally elected territorial legislature of Kansas. In Very Good Condition: first leaf detached but present; wrapper lightly soiled; otherwise, clean and solid. Very Good. Item #005461

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