The Letters of William Lloyd Garrison [6 volume set complete].


Collected letters of newspaper editor, reformer, and seminal American abolitionist, William Lloyd Garrison from 1822, at age 17, to his death in 1879. “[M]ost historians generally agree that Garrison embodied perhaps better than anyone else the full and complex spirit of America’s antebellum reform movements.” (ANB)

Garrison’s letters—accompanied by scholarly, editorial annotations—are here compiled in six chronologically-arranged volumes, sub-titled as follows: 1. “I Will Be Heard!, 1822-1835”; 2. “A House Dividing against Itself, 1836-1840”; 3. “No Union with Slaveholders, 1841-1849”; 4. “From Disunionism to the Brink of War, 1850-1860”; 5. “Let the Oppressed Go Free, 1861-1867”; and 6. “To Rouse the Slumbering Land, 1868-1879.”

These volumes are an important source of historical and biographical documentation—with contextual insight by the editors, offering extensive insight into the mind of this influential reformer. Topics seen within include race relations, abolition of slavery, the rights of women, the role of religion and religious institutions, and the relation of the state and its citizens.


Description: The Letters of William Lloyd Garrison [6 volume set complete].

Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1971. 6 Volumes. First Editions. Frontispieces, xxx, 616pp; xxxi, [1], 770pp; xxiii, [1], 719pp; xxv, [1], 737pp; xxx, 597pp; xx, 637pp. Lg. 8vos. Publisher’s quarter beige cloth and printed paper boards (Vols. I–III) or publisher’s gray pictorial cloth (Vols. IV–VI); illustrated dust jackets. Some text illustrations. Light foxing to some dust jackets and edges; overall, very good in very good dust jackets.

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Price: $275.00