Anti-Slavery Tracts. No. 5. The inter-state slave trade [drop title]. John G. Palfrey.

Anti-Slavery Tracts. No. 5. The inter-state slave trade [drop title]

New York: American Anti-Slavery Society, [1855]. 8vo, pp. 8; self-wrappers; stitched, as issued; fine. Palfrey (1796-1881) was secretary, Professor of Biblical Literature, and Dean of the Faculty at Harvard Divinity School, and later was editor of the North American Review. He was elected to Congress in 1847. "He was a "Conscience Whig" who opposed slavery, having freed sixteen slaves inherited from his father, who, like his two brothers, was a successful Louisiana plantation owner. In Washington, he was a member of a small group of anti-slavery congressmen, including Joshua Giddings, who met regularly. His anti-slavery views alienated him from more conservative members of his district, such as the "Cotton Whigs," and in 1848 he was unsuccessful in his campaign for re-election on the Free-Soil ticket" (Wikipedia). Afro-Americana 7381; Sabin 58325. Item #57351

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