Southern Slavery in Its Present Aspects: Containing a Reply to a Late Work of the Bishop of Vermont on Slavery.
Southern Slavery in Its Present Aspects: Containing a Reply to a Late Work of the Bishop of Vermont on Slavery.

Southern Slavery in Its Present Aspects: Containing a Reply to a Late Work of the Bishop of Vermont on Slavery.


Anti-slavery book by Episcopal clergyman and Provost of the University of Pennsylvania Daniel R. Goodwin (1811–1890).  The book was written in reply to a controversial pamphlet, The Bible View of Slavery (1861), written by the Episcopal Bishop of Vermont, John Henry Hopkins (1792–1868).  Hopkins criticized abolitionists and argued that the Bible permitted slavery, a view for which he was roundly attacked.  Goodwin’s critique of Bishop Hopkins sharply concludes: “Any compromise with slavery is…a triumph to treason… Our only election lies between the universal law of freedom and the universal law of slavery. ...either we must be slaves side by side with the blacks, or the blacks must be free side by side with their masters.  My countrymen, which will you choose?” (p339, emphases in original)


Description: Southern Slavery in Its Present Aspects: Containing a Reply to a Late Work of the Bishop of Vermont on Slavery.

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co. 1864. [i]–vi, 7–343pp. First Edition. 12mo. Publisher’s original green, wave-grained cloth with gilt spine titling and blind stamped ornaments. Presentation inscription from Horace Binney, Jr., son of Philadelphia lawyer Horace Binney. Wear to head and tail of spine; some rubbing at tips; a very good tight, clean copy.

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Work p315. Sabin 27936.


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