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Advertisement for The Exiles of Florida
Advertisement for The Exiles of Florida that appeared alongside an ad for the Speeches of Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas, another popular book published by Follett, Foster & Company. From American Publishers' Circular and Literary Gazette, Vol.6, Issue 24 (June 16, 1860): 311. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.
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The book’s antislavery bias was evident in its subtitle, “The crimes committed by our government against the Maroons, who fled from South Carolina, and other slave states, seeking protection under Spanish laws.” Billed by its publisher as “The Great Expose of the Crimes of Our Government Against the Slaves,” the book was a sensation with antislavery readers. Glowing reviews appeared in northern newspapers and the abolitionist press. Praise tended to focus on the book’s potential in the war of ideas over slavery, as in the testimonial of Ohio Governor Salmon P. Chase:

"No one, it seems to me, can arise from perusing [Giddings’] work without deepening convictions of the wrong of slaveholding, and of the necessity of earnest and persistent effort for the deliverance of our National Government from the control of the Slave Power."

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Sources: Political debates between Hon. Abraham Lincoln and Hon. Stephen A. Douglas (no page, frontispiece ad, no author), The Atlantic monthly 2: 11 (September 1858), 509-12, Liberator 28: 30 (Jul 23, 1858), 118, National Era 8: 677 (Dec. 22, 1859), 203.
Part 4, Freedom: Outline  l Images
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 Trail Narrative
 + Prologue
 + Background: 1693-1812
 + Early Years: 1812-1832
 + War: 1832-1838
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 - Freedom: 1850-1882
+ Cost of Freedom
+ Liberty Foretold
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The War Power
Lincoln's Choice
Black Militants
+ Liberty Found
 + Legacy & Conclusion