Slavery. Its Origin, Influence, and Destiny. Abolition, Theophilus Parsons.
Slavery. Its Origin, Influence, and Destiny

Slavery. Its Origin, Influence, and Destiny.

Boston: William Carter and Brother, 1863.

Second edition (?). 36pp. 1 vols. 12mo. Original wrappers, duplicating the title page, but with "Second edition" printed on upper cover. Fine. Not in Dumond. Item #16337

Parsons (1797-1882) was a professor in the Harvard Law School. Secession came as a rude shock to his belief that the work of the constitutional fathers was "near to the perfection of republican government." Here, he argues that He can "discern no limits to a nation's right of self-salvation," and that "the preservation of our nationality will be necessarily, at some time and in some way, the death of slavery."

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