The Church and Slavery attempts to reveal the evil of slavery through an understanding of the New-School Presbyterian church. Very little focus is put on interpretations of the Bible, unlike other books of this class.
Reverend Cheever argues against the statement of slavers which stated that their views on slavery in the Bible were correct, albeit out of context. He also explains the immorality of the Fugitive Slave Act which Congress passed in 1850.
Moncure Conway records a critical time in his personal development as he moves from life as a Methodist preacher to Harvard Divinity School, Unitarianism, and freethought, meeting and befriending Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau along...
Compiled and edited by John Bassett Moore, this twelve-volume set of the collected letters and speeches of James Buchanan, spanning his entire political career, includes both personal and professional documents.
Both William Pettit and John Price Durbin argue that slavery is an evil that should be ended, but they also suggest that America cannot handle the emancipation of the freed slaves financially, and that the best solution is colonization.