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AFRICAN SLAVERY REGARDED FROM AN UNUSUAL STAND-POINT.

TERRITORIAL ABSTRACTIONS IGNORED AS NOW IMMATERIAL, AND A MORE RADICAL ISSUE RAISED.

Address of the National Democratic Union Club of Harrisburg, to the Democracy of Pennsylvania.

The representatives of our party at Reading having selected a candidate and adopted a series of resolutions expressive of their views, it is now time that we, at the capital of the State, should inaugurate the campaign by a declaration of our opinions upon the issues to be battled for. The candidate chosen is unexceptionable, and the name of Henry D. Foster is everywhere accepted, from the waters of Lake Erie to the Delaware, and from the county of Wayne to that of Greene, as synonymous with the re-union of the party, and the opening of the contest under the best possible leadership; while the series of resolutions adopted by that Convention, so far as they go, receive the endorsement of every Democrat in Pennsylvania.

But we desire, in the first of the addresses that duty calls us to issue to the Democracy of Pennsylvania, to discuss the fundamental questions in dispute between the Republican and Democratic parties; questions lying deeper than touched upon by the Reading Convention. We hope that the succeeding numbers of the series will cover the whole ground. We propose to analyze and describe the position of the enemy, examining the elemental ideas which compose his strength and ours; and as in addressing Democrats we take it for granted, that no argument is necessary to show that the Republican party is rapidly drifting into the embrace of ultra-Abolitionism, we shall proceed upon that assumption; for we have seen this black cloud of Abolitionism starting some twenty-five years ago,no larger than a man's hand, from behind the hills of New England, and spreading until it has covered one-half of the land. To this influence we have seen State after State succumb, until at this moment the Democratic party can scarcely claim to have a majority in a single northern State.

Whence is this? We discover the secret of it to consist in that vague belief in the equality of all races of men, which lies at the basis of the Republican party. This fundamental idea has been enunciated at various places by their great leaders, and although many of the party are ignorant of the principle which vivifies and controls their action, we may yet unhesitatingly Printed by Lemuel Towers.

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Title
African slavery regarded from an unusual stand-point, territorial abstractions ignored as now immaterial, and a more radical issue raised : address of the National Democratic Union Club of Harrisburg, to the Democracy of Pennsylvania.
Contributor Names
Haldeman, R. J. (Richard Jacobs), 1831-1886.
National Democratic Union Club of Harrisburg.
African American Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress)
Created / Published
[Harrisburg?] : Printed by Lemuel Towers, [1860?]
Subject Headings
-  Black race
-  Slavery--Justification
Genre
White supremacist literature--Pennsylvania--Harrisburg--1860
Addresses--Pennsylvania--Harrisburg--1860
Notes
-  Caption title.
-  Signed on p. 8: R.J. Haldeman, Chairman Executive Committee, Harrisburg, March, 1860.
-  Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site.
-  LC copy formerly part of YA Collection: YA 16973.
-  Source: Source unknown.
-  LAC aaa 2019-06-06 no edits (1 card)
Medium
8 p. ; 24 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
E185 .A254 container N, no. 202
E441 .Z9 box 1, no. 19
Library of Congress Control Number
92838808
Language
English
Online Format
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Description
Caption title. Signed on p. 8: R.J. Haldeman, Chairman Executive Committee, Harrisburg, March, 1860. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. LC copy formerly part of YA Collection: YA 16973. Source: Source unknown. LAC aaa 2019-06-06 no edits (1 card)
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https://lccn.loc.gov/92838808
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Haldeman, R. J, National Democratic Union Club Of Harrisburg, and African American Pamphlet Collection. African slavery regarded from an unusual stand-point, territorial abstractions ignored as now immaterial, and a more radical issue raised: address of the National Democratic Union Club of Harrisburg, to the Democracy of Pennsylvania. [Harrisburg?: Printed by Lemuel Towers, ?, 1860] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/92838808/.

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Haldeman, R. J., National Democratic Union Club Of Harrisburg & African American Pamphlet Collection. (1860) African slavery regarded from an unusual stand-point, territorial abstractions ignored as now immaterial, and a more radical issue raised: address of the National Democratic Union Club of Harrisburg, to the Democracy of Pennsylvania. [Harrisburg?: Printed by Lemuel Towers, ?] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/92838808/.

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Haldeman, R. J, National Democratic Union Club Of Harrisburg, and African American Pamphlet Collection. African slavery regarded from an unusual stand-point, territorial abstractions ignored as now immaterial, and a more radical issue raised: address of the National Democratic Union Club of Harrisburg, to the Democracy of Pennsylvania. [Harrisburg?: Printed by Lemuel Towers, ?, 1860] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/92838808/>.

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