Pictures of Slavery in Church and State, Including Personal Reminiscences, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, etc. With an Appendix Containing the Views of John Wesley and Richard Watson on Slavery. ABOLITIONISM, Rev. John Dixon Long.

Pictures of Slavery in Church and State, Including Personal Reminiscences, Biographical Sketches, Anecdotes, etc. With an Appendix Containing the Views of John Wesley and Richard Watson on Slavery

Auburn: William J. Moses, 1859.

Hardcover. Very Good. Third edition. 418 pp, in original blind-stamped brown cloth. Corners rubbed through, spine ends chipped, minor foxing. A Methodist Episcopal preacher and ardent abolitionist, Long was forced to leave his home state of Maryland due to hostility from his flock and fear that his own children were absorbing proslavery sentiments. After moving to Philadelphia in 1856, Long wrote about his personal experiences and observations of slavery in an effort to combat apparent indifference to the institution among many of his fellow Methodists. His work was well received by the abolitionist community, but not by his Methodist brethren, who did not appreciate the negative attention drawn to the church. Work, p 323; Blockson 9842; Sabin 41882.

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