Pictures of Slavery in Church and State; Including Personal Reminiscences, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, etc. etc With an Appendix, Containing the Views of John Wesley and Richard Watson on Slavery.
Pictures of Slavery in Church and State; Including Personal Reminiscences, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, etc. etc With an Appendix, Containing the Views of John Wesley and Richard Watson on Slavery.

Pictures of Slavery in Church and State; Including Personal Reminiscences, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, etc. etc With an Appendix, Containing the Views of John Wesley and Richard Watson on Slavery.


Critique of slavery in the American South by a Methodist Episcopal minister and Maryland native.  Long’s controversial treatise, published by himself, drew on his own experiences in Maryland. 

The book effectively indicted the church as complicit in slavery: “The book not only stated that southern preachers owned slaves, but that Philadelphia preachers, residing in the state of Pennsylvania, actually had connections to slavery as well. The book also described the conditions of slaves as something less than the pleasant Christian slaveholding that many touted.”¹ 

Includes some discussion of the foreign slave trade, Liberia, slavery and novels, and slavery and Mormonism.


Description: Pictures of Slavery in Church and State; Including Personal Reminiscences, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, etc. etc With an Appendix, Containing the Views of John Wesley and Richard Watson on Slavery.

Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1857. 7-410, [1]pp. First Edition. 12mo. Publisher’s, original blindstamped brown cloth with gilt spine titling. Slightly cocked; gilt dulled; very good.

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Sabin 41882. Flake 4983. Work p322. Blockson Catalogue 9842. Dumond p75. Note. 1. Bonner, “Abolitionist On Trial: Rev. John D. Long and the 1858 Philadelphia Conference” in Journal of the Historical Society of the EPA Conference (2008), pp13–14.


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