Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Co, 1860.
First edition. 528 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Grey cloth stamped in blind, spine titled in gilt. Spine a bit faded. Very good plus, internally fresh Item #246175
Firts book on spiritualism by the social visionary, politician, and reformer Robert Dale Owen (1801-1877). “His sympathetic stance toward the rights of women persisted throughout his life, but he was never particularly successful at bringing about legislative changes. His dislike of slavery and concern for blacks was also a constant theme but was manifested in different ways throughout his life: from early sympathy for African colonization, to legislative participation in excluding blacks from Indiana, to the radical support of emancipation and suffrage of his later years. The agnosticism of his young adulthood was eventually replaced by a fervent dedication to spiritualism” (ANB).
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