Contemporaries [Anti-Slavery History].
Collection of biographical sketches of American literary figures and others, including some Transcendentalists and/or other abolitionists: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Amos Bronson Alcott, John Greenleaf Whittier, Lydia Maria Child, Wendell Phillips, and William Lloyd Garrison. Includes chapters entitled “A Visit to John Brown’s Household in 1859” and “Dr. Howe’s Anti-Slavery Career.” Author Thomas Wentworth Higginson (1823–1911) was himself a militant abolitionist and was a member of the “Secret Six” who raised money for John Brown’s planned slave insurrection at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia.
Description: Contemporaries [Anti-Slavery History].
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, MDCCCXCIX . First Edition. , 379, pp. Publisher’s green ribbed cloth; gilt titling on upper cover and spine; top edge gilt. Very good.