West New Brighton, N.Y. June 7, 1923
Dear Mr Carl Schurz Lowden:
Capital Punishment? No, I do not stand for it. First, I do not think that severe punishment necessarily acts as a strong deterrent. It is certainty of punishment, not severity of...
Melvin, Floyd J. (Floyd James), b. 1877. Socialism as the sociological ideal
March 23, 1915
Mr. Edwin Markham,
West New Brighton, N.Y.
Knowing that you are especially interested in the subject, we take pleasure in sending you under separate cover with our compliments, Melvin’s “Socialism as the Sociological...
Erie Canal; New York (State); Land sale; Advertisement.
Advertisment for New York Canal Lands on Sale that appeared on March 6, 1824 in the New-York American. Two hundred thousand acres were offered for sale on or near the intended route of the Erie Canal, anticipating accessibility by water "as soon as...
Communists; Fascists; Jewish-Arab relations; Political purges;
Paul writes that it has been one year since the fascists invaded Spain. He also mentions that some brigaders have just come from Palestine, expelled because they were communists. They say that Palestine is in the worst economic crisis of its...
The original site of the infirmary was at 459 E. 141 St. Those unable to pay received free treatment for eye, ear, nose and throat disorders at this infirmary. A dental clinic was later opened as well.
Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery--Law and Legislation
Manuscript draft of a four-page letter from Lysander Spooner in Boston [Massachusetts] to Gerrit Smith dated January 31, 1859, discussing the rights of slaves and outlining a strategy for aggressive liberation from the South.
Slavery--Mississippi; Slavery--New York; Fugitive slaves--Mississippi; Stowaways--New York
Two-page deposition of the separate testimonies of Captain Joshua Farrell, of the Ship Clara, and York, a runaway slave. Farrel states that he discovered York on board his ship when sailing from the port of New Orleans to New York City. York...
Slavery--New York (State)--New York; Slavery--New Jersey; Fugitive slaves--New Jersey; Fugitive slaves--New York
Two-page deposition of the separate testimonies of Richard Kingsland of Barbadoes Neck, New Jersey, and his runaway slave, Cuff. Kingsland states that Cuff, has been identified working on a vessel docked at a wharf in New York City, and should be...