Item #39852 SLAVERY AND MARRIAGE. A DIALOGUE. John Humphrey Noyes.

SLAVERY AND MARRIAGE. A DIALOGUE.

[Oneida, N.Y.]: 1850. 16mo, uncut., stitched. 14, [2 blanks] pp. Fine.

The Dialogue is among Mr. Free Church, Major South, and Judge North. A publication of the utopian Oneida Community, it is generally attributed to Noyes, its leader. The theme is the similarity of Marriage and Slavery. After Major S. defends slavery Mr. F. observes, "The truth is Marriage gives man the power of ownership over woman, and such power is as wrong and prolific of wrong in the case of Marriage, as in that of Slavery." To Judge N's objection that, "The law protects woman from the violence of her husband," Mr. F. retorts that, "As in the case of Slavery, this protection applies only in extreme cases."
This little pamphlet, a desirable Oneida Community publication, is a bold assertion of the injustice of women's subjugation.
FIRST EDITION. Blockson 10022. Not in Dumond, Work, LCP, Cohen. Item #39852

Price: $450.00

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