The Young Abolitionists; or Conversations on Slavery. Elizabeth Jones, ane.
The Young Abolitionists; or Conversations on Slavery

ONLY COPY IN WRAPPERS — ABOLITION FOR YOUNG ADULTS

The Young Abolitionists; or Conversations on Slavery.

Boston: Published at the Anti-Slavery Office, 1848.

First edition. Engraved tail-pieces. 131, [1] pp. Wm. E. Edwards & co., Printers. 12mo. ONLY COPY IN WRAPPERS — ABOLITION FOR YOUNG ADULTS. Printed wrapper, front only lacking back wrapper. Item #305540

“Mother, he asked me if I were an abolitionist. What did he mean? What is an abolitionist?”
A didactic novel for children about a Northern white family and their experiences with slavery and the abolition movement. Four of the chapters end with poems signed “B.S.J.” The author, Jane Elizabeth Hitchcock Jones (1813-1896), was a prominent abolition and women's rights lecturer. “At the suggestions of Stephen S. Foster, she wrote The Young Abolitionists (1848), a tract for children illustrating the basic facts of slavery and abolition through cheerful, sentimental dialogues” (Notable American Women, I, pp. 285).

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