Map of the United States and territories, showing the possessions and aggressions of the slave power


Map of the United States and territories, showing the possessions and aggressions of the slave power

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Title:
Map of the United States and territories, showing the possessions and aggressions of the slave power
Description:
America Transformed: While Colton’s map suggests a unified nation extending from the Atlantic to the Pacific, this broadside published about the same time boldly addresses the slavery issue. It identifies free states in white, slave states in black, and contested territories in gray. Issued during the 1856 presidential election, this stark graphic implicitly supports the candidacy of Republican John C. Frémont, who opposed slavery’s expansion. It also forcefully challenges the so-called Three-Fifths Compromise which counted three out of five slaves toward calculating southern political representation, while denying those enslaved peoples any voting privileges or freedom.
Cartographer:
Bloss, William C.
Engraver:
Frauenberger, George F.
Publisher:
A. Strong & Co.
Name on Item:
by William C. Bloss ; G. Frauenberger, sc.
Date:
[1856]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Slavery--United States--Maps
Places:
United States
Publisher:
Rochester, N.Y. : A. Strong & Co., Daily Democrat Office
Edition:
Fourth edition
Notes (citation):
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America, 5996.
Notes:
Exhibited: "America transformed. Part 1: the United States expands westward," organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library, 2019.
Shows free, slave, and undetermined states.
Includes text and statistics.
Text, poems, and excerpts on slavery below map. Text references 1856 events.
Extent:
1 map ; 49 x 59 cm., on sheet 105 x 71 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:10,000,000]
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_010413
Call #:
G3701.E9 1856 .B56
Barcode:
39999065671263
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