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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to the 1860s
|An Abolitionist Traitor
|29 August 1863
|Anonymous broadside signed in print by "A Democratic Workingman." Angry views expressed about the abolition views of Georgian Robert Toombs. Most angry with Tombs comment that "The moment wages descend to a point barely sufficient to support the laborer and his family, capital cannot afford to own labor, and slavery instantly ceases." A Democratic Workingman says the obviously corollary to this line of thought is "when free white workingmen are reduced to the same level as negro slaves, then the negroes will be set free." Calls workers for help. Corners were repaired. Robert Toombs (1810-1885) served the Confederacy as a general and as secretary of state.
|African American History
|Toombs, Robert Augustus (1810-1885)
|New York, New York
|The American Civil War; Slavery & Abolition; Government & Politics; Banking & Economics
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945