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