The Wrong of Slavery, the Right of Emancipation, and the Future of the African Race in the United States.
The Wrong of Slavery, the Right of Emancipation, and the Future of the African Race in the United States.

The Wrong of Slavery, the Right of Emancipation, and the Future of the African Race in the United States.


First edition of an important American Civil War-time work arguing for emancipation of slaves by noted American reformer and former congressman, Robert Dale Owen (1801–1877).

Includes much on emancipation’s constitutionality in both the Confederate and border states, chapters on the enslavement of Native Americans, how slaves were transported from Africa, “amalgamation” of the races, and “Reciprocal Social Influences of the Races on Each Other.”

“In 1861 Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton appointed Owen ordnance commissioner, and in 1863 he was named chair of the American Freedmen’s Inquiry Commission. Owen’s final report for the commission, The Wrong of Slavery, the Right of Emancipation, and the Future of the African Race in the United States (1864), was credited with influencing the establishment of the Freedmen’s Bureau.” (ANB)


Description: The Wrong of Slavery, the Right of Emancipation, and the Future of the African Race in the United States.

Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1864. 246pp. First edition. 12mo. Publisher’s original, patterned brown cloth with gilt spine titling. One leaf with tiny paper defect to bottom margin; a very good and especially tight copy.

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Sabin 58024. Reese 122:15. Work p367.


Price: $100.00