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The Great Future of America and Africa; an Essay Showing Our Whole Duty to the Black Man, consistant with Our Own Safety and Glory

Dewees, Jacob

Published by Printed for the Author by H. Orr, Philadelphia, 1854
Condition: Poor Hardcover
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First edition. Octavo in blindstamped dark brown cloth; 236 pp. A working copy only, spine largely perished and boards worn and rounded, heavy soiling to the endpapers and blanks, May, 1855 ownership signature front free endpaper. Scattered foxing to the text. Extensive essay dealing with slavery, emancipation and prepartion and aid for American blacks to enable then to return to Africa. On outgrowth of the Liberian colonization efforts begun less that a decade earlier by the American Colonization Society, Dewees' work decried slavery as a disease that, if perpetuated wa sfatal to nations, put forth a plan for the use of public domain lands in the U.S. for temporary resettlement of former slaves and free blacks, the use of public works and funds to prepare blacks for useful return to Africa and encouraged colonization to Africa along with improvement in education, professional sevices, infrastructure, etc. There is a chronological look at "Our Tendency to National Decay through the Influence of Slavery." from presidentail adminsitartion to administration; there is a concluding chapter titled "A Plain Talk with the Free Man of Colour in the United States". Bookseller Inventory # E17252

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Title: The Great Future of America and Africa; an ...

Publisher: Printed for the Author by H. Orr, Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1854

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Poor

Edition: First edition.

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