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Inside View of Slavery: A Tour Among the Planters

PARSONS, C.G., ADAMS, Nehemiah

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PARSONS, C.G. An Inside View of Slavery: A Tour Among the Planters. Savannah, Ga.: Beehive Press, [1974]. 8vo, 242pp. Original grey cloth. Fine and bright. Later reprint of the first edition of 1855. With an introduction by Harriet Beecher Stowe. "Charles Grandison Parsons was a Maine physician, abolitionist, and temperance leader . He had condemned [slavery] on principle as a sin and an evil blight on the nation. But in 1852 he tired of abstract principles and decided to view slavery with his own eyes. He travelled through Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, the Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida. However, this book was based on observations made by the author in Georgia alone . He was convinced that slaveowners deliberately trained their slaves to deceive all travelers into believing that they (the slaves) were happy and contented with their lot. Parson's book may be classed as abolition propaganda . The best passages in the book described the South's natural resources and commercial activities. The list and description of plantation torture instruments was intended to shock Northern readers." -- Clark III, 484 (1st ed.). See Work, p. 303. Together with: ADAMS, Nehemiah. A Southern Side View of Slavery: Three Months at the South. Savannah, Ga.: Beehive Press, [1974]. 8vo, 181pp. Orig. grey cloth. Fine and bright. Later reprint of the first edition of 1854. "Dr. Nehemiah Adams was a well known Boston Congregational minister and author . When he left New England to visit the South in 1854 he was a confirmed abolitionist . He entered the South at Savannah, expecting to find slavery untenable and the Negroes victims of an inhumane system. He tried to persuade himself that his original theories were correct, but after personal observation in Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia he concluded that abolitionists had exaggerated conditions in the South. Although he disapproved of slavery, Dr. Adams found the slaves well treated and contented. He believed that public opinion was a strong factor in protecting the slaves from injurious treatment. He justified the Southern prohibition of abolitionist publications from the mail." -- Clark III, 441 (1st ed.). See Work, p. 283. Both works are housed together in fine publisher's pictorial slipcase, as issued. Bookseller Inventory # 53356

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