The Letters of William Lloyd Garrison [6 volume set complete].
Collected letters of newspaper editor, reformer, and key American abolitionist, William Lloyd Garrison from 1822, at age 17, to his death in 1879. Most “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 compiled in these six volumes: 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.”
Garrison corresponded on many topics: 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.
An authoritative source of historical and biographical documentation—with contextual insight by the editors, giving keen insight into the mind of this influential reformer.
Description: The Letters of William Lloyd Garrison [6 volume set complete].
Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1971–1981. 6 Volumes. First Editions. Frontispieces, xxx, 616pp; xxxi, , 770pp; xxiii, , 719pp; xxv, , 737pp; xxx, 597pp; xx, 637pp. Lg. 8vos. Modestly illustrated. Publisher’s quarter beige cloth and printed paper boards (Vols. I–III) or publisher’s gray pictorial cloth (Vols. IV–VI). One vol. with thin, closed slit line to front panel; light foxing or minor wear to some dust jackets and textblock edges; overall, Very Good.