2024-01 Raynors Americana Auction
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A complete and authentic issue of Harper's Weekly, May 18, 1867, 16pp, disbound. from the interior, a full page horizontal engraved image "The Modern Medea--the Story of Margaret Garner -Photographed by Brady from a painting by Thomas Noble". A complete report is printed on a later page. Margaret Garner, called "Peggy" (died 1858), was an enslaved African-American woman in pre-Civil War America who killed her own daughter rather than allow the child to be returned to slavery. Garner and her family had escaped enslavement in January 1856 by traveling across the frozen Ohio River to Cincinnati, but they were apprehended by U.S. Marshals acting under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Garner's defense attorney, John Jolliffe, moved to have her tried for murder in Ohio, to be able to get a trial in a free state and to challenge the Fugitive Slave Law. Garner's story was the inspiration for the novel Beloved (1987) by Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison and its subsequent adaptation into a film of the same name starring Oprah Winfrey
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The Most Incredible Story Of A Slave Mother Who Killed Her Daughter So The Daughter Would Not Live In Slavery

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Minimum Bid: $100.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $125.00
Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Sunday, January 21, 2024.
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