The History of Negro Servitude in Illinois and of the Slavery Agitation in That State, 1719-1864. [Inscribed by author]
The book studies, in part, the beginnings of slavery in Illinois Country (1719-1783), slavery in the Illinois Territory (1800-1818), the slavery question in the courts (1819-1864), and then chronologically up to the progress of sentiment on the Negro Question (1840-1875). (Contents)
The Lovejoy tragedy, the beginnings of anti-slavery in Illinois, the origins of the Illinois Liberty and the Free Soil Party, the Lincoln-Douglas debates, are also subjects treated by the author.
Description: The History of Negro Servitude in Illinois and of the Slavery Agitation in That State, 1719-1864. [Inscribed by author]
Chicago: A. C. McClurg & Co., 1904. 276pp. 8 x 5 inches. First Edition. Illustrated. Inscribed by the Author to Noyes D. Clark and dated 1904. Publisher’s blue cloth without scarce dust jacket. Rear board with inconspicuous spotting, cloth rubbed at portion of boards’ top and bottom edges, all else very good.