Sinfulness of American Slavery: Proved from its Evil Sources, its Injustice, its Wrongs ... Together with Observations on Emancipation, and the Duties of American Citizens in Regard to Slavery.
From an Ireland-born minister, the evils of slavery in America
Charles Elliott (1792–1869) Emigrated to America from Ireland and became a prominent minister within the Methodists of Ohio. “During the long debate within his church as to whether or not slavery was scripturally defensible, he was an ardent contender for the negative, and in 1848 he was appointed by the General Conference of the Northern group of Methodists to write a history of their organization since the withdrawal of the Southern group four years earlier. This appointment resulted in the publication of three works… [the present work being the first].” [DAB]
Chapter headings include: “Moral Identity of the African Slave-Trade and Slavery” ; “The Enslavement of Children” ; “Deprivation of Rights—Natural Rights—Personal Liberty—Personal Security—Right of Property” ; “Privations of Slaves in Reference to Labor, Food, Clothing, Dwellings, and Health” ; “Cruelties of Slavery” ; “The Decalogue against Slavery” ; “Effects of Slavery on the Free People of Color in the United States” ; “Emancipation” ; and “Prospects of Freedom.”
Description: Sinfulness of American Slavery: Proved from its Evil Sources, its Injustice, its Wrongs ... Together with Observations on Emancipation, and the Duties of American Citizens in Regard to Slavery.
Edited by Rev. B. F. Tefft, D.D. Cincinnati: L. Swormstedt & Power. 1850. First edition. Two vols., 12mo, pp. 357; 378. Rebound in early 20th c. calf and boards for an R.S. Fulton; spine with raised hubs and gilt-lettered. Front joint starting on volume one; joints rubbed; spines with some scuffing; quite foxed. Binding and contents tight and sound.
Sabin 22257. Work p318.