The Domestic Slave Trade of the Southern States.
“More than twenty three free colored children were kidnapped in Philadelphia in 1825…”
Scarce. The standard work on the subject until being supplanted by Bancroft’s Slave-Trading in the Old South. Scholarly treatment, with extensive footnotes, of the history of the African slave trade, the Southern American slave trade, the causes, and extent of the domestic slave trade in America.
Further chapters explore Southern States engaged in breeding slaves for sale at auction, the kidnapping and selling of free blacks into slavery, slave markets and traders, and Southern state laws concerning the import/export of slaves.
Collins also authored The Truth About Lynching and the Negro in the South… (New York, 1918).
Description: The Domestic Slave Trade of the Southern States.
New York: Broadway Pub. Co. 1904. iii, 154pp. First edition. Original dark red cloth, gilt-lettered. Spine with sunning, dulled lettering; light binding wear and mild binding soil. From the library of historian Bell Irvin Wiley; with Wiley’s signature to front endpaper. A very good copy.