New York: Carleton, 1862.
First American Edition. 1 vols. Royal 8vo, xvi, 171p. Decorated pebbled publisher's brown cloth, worn at head of spine else a good tight copy Item #31086
Of the conflict between North and South, it is Cairnes' thesis that, "...it is slavery which is at the bottom of this quarrel, and that on its determinationit depends whether the Power which derives its strength from slavery will be set up with enlarged resources and increased prestige, or be now once for all effectively broken."