American Slavery As It Is

- Selections from the Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses

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  • Bog, paperback
  • Engelsk
  • 240 sider

Beskrivelse

The stories of hundreds of African Americans who lived in bondage are preserved in this powerful 1839 chronicle. Compiled by a prominent abolitionist, the accounts include personal narratives from freed slaves as well as testimonials from active and former slave owners, presenting a condemnation of slavery from both those who experienced it and those who perpetuated it. Detailing the overall conditions of slaves across multiple states and several years, the book includes information on their diet, clothing, housing, and working hours as well as their punishments and suffering.

Connecticut farmer-turned-abolitionist Theodore Dwight Weld (1803-1895) was a central leader of the American Anti-Slavery Society and traveled the country lecturing against slavery. Weld took great pains to document the trustworthiness of contributors to American Slavery so that there could be no doubt as to its authenticity. A major influence on Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, the book sold 100,000 copies in its first year of publication and remains a valuable historical testament. This edited selection presents these powerful first-person accounts to a new generation.

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Detaljer
  • SprogEngelsk
  • Sidetal240
  • Udgivelsesdato15-11-2017
  • ISBN139780486819266
  • Forlag Dover Publications Inc.
  • MålgruppeFrom age 14
  • FormatPaperback
  • Udgave0
Størrelse og vægt
  • Vægt181 g
  • Dybde1,5 cm
  • coffee cup img
    10 cm
    book img
    12,7 cm
    20,3 cm

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