Newport, R.I. James Atkinson, 1840.
8vo, 102 pp, in original sewn wrappers. Very good, with a corner missing from rear wrapper and occasional light foxing. First publication in this form; originally a series of articles published in the Newport newspaper Herald of the Times, written in opposition to Van Buren's economic policies and in support of the Whig Party platform. Hazard (1797-1886) was a Rhode Island textile manufacturer and dedicated social reformer who favord protections for American domestic manufacturing as a solution to unemployment. He later published works on capital punishment and poverty issues. Sabin 31111 (noting that the work "contains many facts relative to the early history of manufactories in Rhode Island"); Bartlett p. 148.