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James Fenimore Cooper
1870 RARE 1ST PRINTING 15TH AMENDMENT BLACKS VOTING CIVIL RIGHTS RECONSTRUCTION
1870. [AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY, 15TH AMENDMENT, CONSTITUTION, RECONSTRUCTION] MCPHERSON, Edward (Author / Editor) "HAND-BOOK OF POLITICS FOR 1870" Washington City (D.C.). Philp & Solomon. 1870 (July 15th). First Issue. Octavo disbound booklet. pp. (6) 383 - 634 comprising the entire 'Part I' for 1869 and 'Part II' for 1870. Marbled edges. Contents clean. Overall, very good or better. THIS TEXT CONTAINS THE FIRST US GOVERNMENT PRINTING OF THE 15TH AMENDMENT AT THE TIME OF RATIFICATION. The XVth Amendment specifically 'prohibits states from denying the right to vote to persons based on that citizens race, color or previous condition of servitude' The amendment was ratified on February 3, 1870. It is the third and last of the 'Reconstruction' constitutional amendments. This work published by the US Federal Clerk, Edward McPherson is quite scarce in an absolute sense and rare in commerce; this copy being the sole example currently on offer. OCLC (WorldCat) cites 4 institutions with 1870 printings (not e-books, microfiche examples, or the 1969 reprint made in preparation of the XV Amendment Centennial.) A RARE, important and historic document in the history of African-Americans in America and for US history generally. Voting history and rights have never been more in focus in the recent national consciousness than in 2020. _______________________ Provenance: This item from the inventory of notable Southern California Bookseller Richard 'Dick' Callaway of San Pedro, CA. Callaway sought and handled whaling titles, fine press and illustrated books (including Alan James Robinson / … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Bibliomonster Books (bibliomonster) [Beverly Hills, California, United States]
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