[Slavery, Civil War] Negro Slavery…. 1863
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Lot 0020 Details
Kemble, Frances Anne. THE VIEWS OF JUDGE WOODWARD AND BISHOP HOPKINS ON NEGRO SLAVERY AT THE SOUTH, ILLUSTRATED FROM THE JOURNAL OF A RESIDENCE ON A GEORGIAN PLANTATION. [New York: Harpers, 1863]. 8vo in original printed wrappers, 32 pp. Light soiling/toning to covers, short closed tear to front cover and first two leaves (upper margin), the whole with a very faint vertical bend, contents quite clean throughout. A Very Good example. **************************** FIRST EDITION. With woodcut to front cover depicting a slave with badly scarred back. Captioned as a "True Picture," the man depicted here was a former slave who escaped a plantation to join the Union forces. Frances Kemble moved from Britain to Georgia after having inherited several plantations. Her shock at the poor treatment of the slaves prompted her to write "Journal of a Residence on a Georgian Plantation."