Letters from the Slave States.
Observations on American slavery by a British traveler in the South, first published in London in 1857. “[Stirling] gave a critical and sometimes biased picture of the American way of life. While he made the traditional statement that the south was made up of rich planters and poor white trash, he acknowledged the presence of yeoman farmers and asserted that these middle-class people operated slavery in its mildest form” — Clark.
Description: Letters from the Slave States.
New York: Negro Universities Press (1857, 1969). Facsimile Reprint. Frontis., vii. 374pp. Sm. 8vo. Brown cloth; gilt spine titling; without dust jacket, likely as issued. Map. Toning at hinges; edge foxing; very good.
Clark, Travels in the Old South 498.