Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1851. 36pp, loose gatherings. Blank edge chipping to some leaves, Good+.
The Unitarian minister pronounces a mixed verdict on American Slavery. Though morally wrong, Slavery is entrenched in the South. "Formidable obstacles are in the way of all attempts to remove slavery." All Southern institutions reflect the influence of Slavery.
Moreover, "The slaves of the South are, comparatively, not only a civilized people, but we doubt if, in the whole history of mankind, a single example can be adduced of a race of men starting from such a depth of moral degradation and barbarism, and in a century and a half making so vast an advance in civilization. This progress has been owing in no small part to the fact of their being slaves. Through this relation they have been brought into close contact with a superior race ..."
LCP 7513. Sabin 59364. Item #38481