As a source of inspiration to freedmen, Lydia Child offers a compilation of short stories, authored by noted abolitionists and former slaves, that showcase the accomplishments and courage of African-American men and women.
An autobiographical account of the life of John Woolman, describing his travels in Africa, America and England. The work focuses on Woolman's arguments against slavery and his relationship with the Society of Friends.
This book is an abolition work that examines slavery as intolerable under any circumstances. The author illustrates the characteristics of a true reformer as not being arrogant, malignant, belligerent, impracticable, and destructive. These are his...
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.
First published in the Quarterly Christian Spectator, Bacon reviews three works: Garrison's "Thoughts on African colonization", Cropper's "Letter to Thomas Clarkson", and "Abolition of Negro slavery" in American quarterly review, September 1832.
Hopkins, a Northern supporter of slavery, defends slavery as the will, and law, of God. He does not explain how slavery might be abolished without breaking the law of God, but he does acknowledge the possibility of Abolition.
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.
This book shows how true incidents were the catalyst in creating the fictional work of Uncle Tom's Cabin. Harriet Beecher Stowe illustrates the inspirations behind the characters of Mr. Haley, Mr. and Mrs. Shelby, George Harris, Eliza, Miss...