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Election of 1848:

CIRCULATE. ] [PUBLISHED UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE NATIONAL AND JACKSON DEMOCRATIC ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE.

[Washington: 1848] 8pp, printed in double columns, caption title [as issued]. Disbound, else Very Good. A scarce 1848 campaign pamphlet, attacking Whig presidential candidate Zachary Taylor, who "has no political principles, and is perfectly ignorant upon political matters." On the burning issue of the Wilmot Proviso-- whether slavery ought to exist in the territories acquired from Mexico-- Taylor is a hypocrite: "At the North, he is represented to be in favor of the Wilmot Proviso." But "at the South his advocates contend that he is opposed...because he is a southern man and a slaveholder, and therefore identified with southern interests." A Louisiana slaveholder, Taylor surprised everyone after his election to the presidency when he supported immediate statehood for California with its anti-slavery Constitution. OCLC 2577064 [8]. Wise & Cronin 44 [Taylor]. Not in Sabin, Miles, Eberstadt, Decker, LCP.


Book Id: 20489

Price: $275.00

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