Stock Image

An Abolitionist in the Appalachian South: Ezekiel Birdseye on Slavery, Capitalism, and Separate Statehood in East Tennessee, 1841-1846

Durwood Dunn

1 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0870499645 / ISBN 13: 9780870499647
Published by The University of Tennessee Press, 1997
Condition: As New Hardcover
From My November Guest Books (beaver falls, PA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since June 3, 2013

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 48.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 0.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Near fine hardback copyright 1997; first edition; VG+ in VG+ dj; 306 spotless pages BNB-4. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-16773339282

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: An Abolitionist in the Appalachian South: ...

Publisher: The University of Tennessee Press

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: 1st Edition

About this title


This volume, a collection of letters written by an abolitionist businessman who lived in East Tennessee prior to the Civil War, provides one of the clearest firsthand views yet published of a region whose political, social, and economic distinctions have intrigued historians for more than a century. Between 1841 and 1846, Birdseye expressed his views and observations in letters to Gerrit Smith, a prominent New York reformer who arranged to have many of them published in antislavery newspapers such as the Emancipator and Friend of Man. Those letters, reproduced in this book, drew on Birdseye's extensive conversations with slaveholders, nonslaveholders, and the slaves themselves. He found that East Tennesseans, on the whole, were antislavery in sentiment, susceptible to rational abolitionist appeal, and generally far more lenient toward individual slaves than were other southerners. Opposed to slavery on economic as well as moral grounds, Birdseye sought to establish a free labor colony in East Tennessee in the early 1840s and actively supported the region's abortive effort in 1842 to separate itself from the rest of the state.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

My November Guest Books caters to the needs of the discriminating reader and collector, offering quality books at reasonable prices. We don¿t use multiple exclamation points or cute slogans in our book descriptions. Instead we make every effort to accurately describe each book offered for sale. My November Guest Books is committed to providing each customer with the highest standard of customer service. We strive to ship within 24 hours of receipt of your order. We remind west coast customers to allow an extra 3 to 7 days for delivery during peak holiday shipping season.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described
on the Abebooks web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your
purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the
order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30
days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your
mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask
bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond
within 2 business days.

Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express