Slavery Agitation in Virginia, 1829-1832.
Study of Virginia’s retreat from rising anti-slavery and abolitionist sentiments of the late 18th and early 19th centuries to a defense of slavery in the 1830s. Includes chapters on “The High Tide of Anti-Slavery Feeling in Virginia,” “The Slavery Debate in the General Assembly 1831-1832,” and “Repression.” With some discussion of Nat Turner and the Southampton Insurrection of 1831.
Description: Slavery Agitation in Virginia, 1829-1832.
Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1930. viii, , 162pp. First edition. 8vo. Publisher’s green cloth with gilt decorations and spine title. Some fading to spine gilt; closed tear at fore-edge of free, font endpaper; very good.