April 3-4, 1856, Historic Slavery and Black History related “Speech of Hon. Jacob Collamer of Vermont on the Affairs in Kansas,” Very Fine. This original 29-page Slavery and Black History related Imprint is a Speech delivered in Congress to the Senate of the United States measuring 9” x 5.5”. This speech expands on The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, on the topic of Slavery and Black rights and compares it to various direct quotes in the then current U.S. Constitution. Imprint and paper is crisp and clean. The first two pages of the pamphlet are separated, but the rest is bound well and contains virtually no flaws.
The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, developed by Stephen A. Douglas, created the new territories of Kansas and Nebraska. This law included a provision, known as popular sovereignty, that allowed the people of these territories to decide if Slavery would or wouldn't exist in them.