[np: 1848]. 8pp, disbound, caption title [as issued]. Very Good.
Democrats and Whigs competed furiously for Southern votes in the presidential election of 1848, the first such contest in which slavery was the overriding issue. The end of the Mexican War had brought the United States vast western territories. Arguments over their character-- Slave or Free-- heated the Sectional Crisis near the boiling point. In campaign pamphlets designed for Southern consumption, each Party charged that the other secretly favored the Wilmot Proviso, a Congressional bill that would outlaw slavery in the ceded territories. Here, Democrats assert that Zachary Taylor, the Whig presidential candidate and a Louisiana plantation owner, is a closet abolitionist; as is Millard Fillmore, his running mate, "beyond the power of contradiction."
FIRST EDITION. Wise & Cronin 42 [Taylor]. OCLC 900553557 [1- VA Hist. Soc.] as of January 2017. Item #20501