[Bowen] (1844) The Recent Contest in Rhode Island – Dorr Rebellion RARE! (Sabin 68344)


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[Bowen, Francis]. The Recent Contest in Rhode Island: An Article in the North American Review, for April, 1844. (Boston: Otis, Broaders, and Company, 1844) (Sabin 68344, Bartlett p. 98)  First separate appearance.

Octavo. 69 pages. In original wraps. Stored in archival sleeve with archival backing board. Original collector’s folder included (though it is pre-archival technology and it  is highly recommended that it not be used for storage).

Condition: VG. Wraps still attached, though fragile. Some minor chipping and soiling to wraps, text block is in VG+ condition.  A well kept copy of a rare volume.

The Dorr Rebellion (1841–1842) was an attempt by middle-class residents to force broader democracy in the U.S. state of Rhode Island, where a small rural elite was in control of government. It was led by Thomas Wilson Dorr, who mobilized the disenfranchised to demand changes to the state’s electoral rules.