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The Truth Seeker Vol. 49, No. 31

"The Truth Seeker" was founded by DeRobigne Mortimer Bennett (1818-1882) and his wife Mary Wicks Bennett as a radical freethought newspaper in 1873. It was explicitly opposed to dogmas and false theologies that fostered bigotry, classicism, and tyranny, in favor of liberalism, labor reform, and equity.

New York, New York: 1922. Vol. 49, No. 31 of "The Truth Seeker", a "Freethought and Agnostic Newspaper" that provided a space for radical and progressive thinkers to discuss social, religious, and moral issues without interference from the Church and other conservative institutions. This issue features a particularly lovely allegorical illustration of "Truth" represented by a woman in classical robes holding a torch aloft, with objects representing knowledge, science, and writing at her feet. Note the mention of the Ku Klux Klan on p. 485, as well as the paper's brief but derisive report on the child evangelist Mary Agnes Vitchestain, age 14: "This evangelistic flapper is about the worst result that the development of the modern girl has produced" (also p. 485). Note also how scarily relevant many of the issues in this newspaper are still today; for example, there is a lengthy article on the practice of regulating/censoring books and literature. Single vol. (16.5" by 11.75"), pp. [481]-496. Good. Toned with some marginal chipping, one or two stains, wear and short tears to folds. Leaves loose, No major loss of text.

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