This article, published by the New York Times on January 4, 1863, describes a parade in Norfolk celebrating the Emancipation Proclamation. This tradition, which began in 1863, continued until at least 1944 as a form of the Juneteenth holiday.
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“Powerful Novel by Mary Johnston” (October 3, 1908)
In this review, published on October 3, 1908, the New York Times praises Lewis Rand, a novel by Mary Johnston.
“Miss Johnston’s ‘To Have and to Hold'” (February 10, 1900)
In this review, published on February 10, 1900, the New York Times praises To Have and to Hold, the second novel by Mary Johnston.
Letter from John C. Underwood in the New York Times (January 6, 1857)
In this letter, published in the New York Times on January 6, 1857, John C. Underwood describes his forced exile from his own home because of his antislavery principles.
“Miss Mary Johnston: A Suffrage Worker” (June 11, 1911)
In this interview, published in the New York Times on June 11, 1911, the novelist Mary Johnston speaks about the necessity of woman suffrage and connects that to her belief in eugenics.
“Mary Johnston, Author of ‘Prisoners of Hope.'” (1899)
In this short feature, published on July 15, 1899, an anonymous writer for the New York Times praises Mary Johnston on the publication of her first novel, Prisoners of Hope (1898), based in part on the Gloucester County Conspiracy (1663).
“The Danville Massacre,” New York Times (November 10, 1883)
In “The Danville Massacre,” published on November 10, 1883, the New York Times reports on the racial violence in Danville that left at least five dead on November 3, 1883.
“‘Loyal’ War Claims,” New York Times (February 3, 1879)
In “‘Loyal’ War Claims,” published on February 3, 1879, the New York Times turns against southern Unionists seeking claims for damage done by Union armies during the American Civil War (1861–1865), calling them “skulkers and sneaks.”