Speeches and Essays upon Political Subjects from 1860 to 1869 [Inscribed to Salmon Chase]
by Northend, William [Chase, Salmon]
H.P. Ives. Hardcover. Salem, 1869. 8vo, publisher's orange cloth, 268 pp. Inscribed by the author to Salmon P. Chase, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. A bright, very good plus copy with near fine contents. "William Dummer Northend practiced law in Salem. He also took part in local and state politics, serving in the Massachusetts Senate in 1861 and 1862. During the Civil War he was one of the Northern Democrats nicknamed Copperheads, who argued in his private letters and public speeches for the protection of minority rights against the tyranny of the majority. His statements on this matter and the cause of the Civil War were published in his Speeches and Essays upon Political Subjects, from 1860-1869 (1869). After the war Northend continued to practice law." - [From the Emory University Library, where Northend's papers now reside]. . Very Good. 1869. First Edition. (Inventory #: 15817)
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