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American Party scrapbook, ca. 1856.

October 12, 2009

Creator: American Party.
Collection number: 2535
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Abstract: Clippings and manuscript notes of an undesignated Tennessean about national politics, chiefly about the American party, to which he was opposed.

Repository: Southern Historical Collection

Collection Highlights: Several of the news clippings in the journal relate to abolition, slavery and the controversy of expanding it to the West, primarily in relation to the American Party’s stance on these issues.

  1. May 13, 2012 at 9:48 pm | #1

    Generally, we think of scrapbook projects that are memories of a persons life and times. This scrapbook covers much more than that. This scrapbook covers a nation’s change, problems, solutions, and the controversy of the times. It is truly a slice of every American’s history.

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