Raynors HCA 2019-01
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Booklet, 6” x 9”, “The Captives of the Amistad. A Paper Read Before the New Haven Colony Historical Society, by Simeon E. Baldwin” 40pp., plus cover, VG. A complete review of this important case. Baldwin opens with, “The most famous case ever tried in Connecticut was that of the Amistad. None ever awakened a wider interest or a deeper feeling. There is something dramatic in the story of every law-suit; but here was a tragedy of the loftiest character, an issue to which great governments were parties. It had a large political importance, and in reviewing our history for a quarter of a century that followed its decision, I think we may fairly deem it one of the first guide-posts that pointed the way to the yet unopened grave of slavery in the United States. Our late associate, Mr. John W. Barber, published in pamphlet form in 1840, a brief account of the earlier stages of the affair, and Henry Wilson in his Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America, devotes a chapter to the case; but it seems worthy of a fuller record, in which both its legal and its political features can be described with greater precision and completeness. ...”
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