Notes: 231 pages.
An anthology of anti-slavery sentiment from a wide variety of politicians and other public figures, including Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, and Lydia Maria Child. There are chapters on "Authentic anecdotes of United States slavery" and "The African character." Illustrated with drawings of coins with the motto "Liberty" and a "Moral Map of U.S. Jan. 1837", showing the slave states in black
The map is followed by a section of British commentary on Texas, which concludes, "if the Americans should obtain possession of Texas...a greater impulse would be given to the slave trade than had been experienced in many years." Indeed, the admission of Texas as a state, after the territory had succeeded from Mexico, did expand the slave South.
This volume was issued without an identified author or pubisher; the details presented here are from the Library of Congress's cataloguing of the title.
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). Half-bound in contemporary, perrhaps original black sheep over coarse cloth; spine stamped in gilt. Some foxing to interior pages; some spotting to covers; generally very good or better. Previous owner's signature on title page. A nice copy of a scarce book.
Publication: [New York]: [American Anti-slavery Society], 1837.
Item No: #6308