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Free West

City: Chicago

County: Cook

State: Illinois

The Free West, established December 1, 1853, ran until July 19, 1855. Zebina Eastman edited and published the anti-slavery newspaper with E. Goodman and Hooper Warren as associate editors. The paper was established as an organ of the Freedom Party of Illinois, and in 1856, it merged into the Chicago Tribune.

Franklin William Scott, Newspapers and Periodicals of Illinois, 1814-1879, vol. 6 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1910), 55; Newton Bateman and Paul Selby, eds., Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McLean County, ed. by Ezra M. Prince and John H. Burnham (Chicago: Munsell, 1908), 1:577-78.