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Collection Reference Number GLC05079
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1860s 
Title An Abolitionist Traitor
Date 29 August 1863
Document Type Broadside
Content Description 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.
Subjects African American History  
People Toombs, Robert Augustus (1810-1885)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme The American Civil War; Slavery & Abolition; Government & Politics; Banking & Economics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945