New York: American Anti-Slavery Society, 1861.
Softcover. Good. Anti-Slavery Tracts No. 15, New Series. 4.5 x 7.25 inches, 166 of 168 pp -- lacking final leaf of index and rear wrapper.Some chipping to front wrapper; internally very good. A founding member of the New England Anti-Slavery Society and the American Anti-Slavery Society, Samuel May published dozens of aboilitionist tracts. According to American National Biography, he was "one of the few whites to work closely with black abolitionist leaders and made the idea of racial equality central to his antislavery appeal." This tract uses newspaper reports to detail hundreds of individual case escaped slaves forcefully returned to the south, as well as freedmen who were kidnapped and sold into slavery, after enactment of the Fugitive Slave Law in 1850. The tract first appeared in 1856; this edition is more than 100 pages longer.