Africa and the American Flag. Andrew H. Foote, Commander.
Africa and the American Flag
Africa and the American Flag
Africa and the American Flag
Africa and the American Flag

Africa and the American Flag.

New York: D. Appleton, 1854.

First edition. With 8 tinted lithographed plates. 390, [18] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original brown cloth with gilt anchor stamped on upper cover. Spine a little dulled, some light occasional foxing, overall a nice, tight copy. Dumond, p. 52; Sabin 25013; Hess-Coger 5500; not in Bennett. Item #33679

Foote's own account of his experience as commander of the Perry off the African coast in the early 1850's, where his dogged attempts to suppress the African slave trade (illegal then under American law) became legendary. His impassioned account here did much to stir the growing public repugnance for the trade in America.

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