Antebellum Undercover

New York Tribune article titled, "American Civilization Illustrated." Written by Q.K Philander Doesticks.

Media History

The reporting was intended for these media types: Magazine, Newspaper, Book

"American Civilization Illustrated" - Mortimer Thomson - New York Tribune

A Great Slave Auction, 400 Men, Women and Children Sold


The largest sale of human chattels that has been made in Star-Spangled America for several years took place on Wednesday and Thursday of last week, at the see Course near the City of Savannah, Georgia. The lot consisted of four hundred and thirty six men, women, children and infants, being that half of the negro stock remaining on the old Major Butler plantations which fell to one of the two heirs to that estate.

"How We Hung John Brown" - Henry S. Olcott - in "Lotos Leaves"


It will be conceded that the first act in the bloody drama of the American Conflict had its climax on the 2nd of December, 1859, when John Brown of Ossawatomie was hung at Charlestown, Virginia.