THE SOUTH: A LETTER FROM A FRIEND IN THE NORTH. WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE EFFECTS OF DISUNION UPON SLAVERY.
Philadelphia: Printed for the Author by C. Sherman & Son, 1856. 46pp. Original printed front wrapper, roughly disbound and loosening, Good+.
The author, whom Sabin identifies as Colwell, warns North and South about the consequences of their antagonism. "The rabid fanatics of the North have goaded the South until they have roused a class of fanatics there, not less mischievous nor less disposed to assume dangerous responsibilities than those of the North. The reciprocal action of these two classes of fanatics, with passions far outweighing their judgments, has now produced a state of things fraught with no little danger to the whole country." Disunion would be a disaster for the South: "the Constitution of the United States is at this moment the mightiest bulwark of slavery now existing in the world," allowing American slavery-- regardless of the trend toward emancipation in the rest of the world-- to "flourish beyond the reach of harm." FIRST EDITION. Sabin 14916. Item #24132