New York: Henry C. Bowen, Publisher, 1876. Tabloid. Good. Item #016909
Side folding tabloid journal. Disbound from a larger work. The Independent was a long running newspaper that promoted Congregationalism and advocated for abolition and women's suffrage, among other social issues. This issue contains an article, "Irish and Negro Methods," by Benjamin T. Tanner, editor the influential and important African-American newspaper, the Christian Recorder. Tanner discusses the Irish struggle for Independence from the British, analyzing why they failed and African-Americans prevailed. He recalls, in subtle terms, the ramifications of slavery and the dehumanization experienced by African-Americans in the United States. Tanner concludes that the Irish failed due to their use of violence, whereas African-Americans "took to God." Usual religious and secular news present in this issue, as well as poetry by Joaquin Miller and Susan Coolidge. GOOD condition. Two binding holes on the left edge. Paper toned, with some creasing and wrinkling. Small address label on the rear page, that of Elroy M. Avery, perhaps the author and historian. Paper a bit brittle with flaking at the corners.