The Life, Labors, and Travels of Elder Charles Bowles, of the Free Will Baptist Denomination ... Together with an essay of the character and condition of the African race by the same. Also, an essay on the Fugitive Law of the U.S. Congress of 1850, by Rev. Arthur Dearing. Charles BOWLES, John W. LEWIS, Arthur Dearing.

The Life, Labors, and Travels of Elder Charles Bowles, of the Free Will Baptist Denomination ... Together with an essay of the character and condition of the African race by the same. Also, an essay on the Fugitive Law of the U.S. Congress of 1850, by Rev. Arthur Dearing

Watertown: Ingalls & Stowell's Steam Press, 1852. First Edition. Biography of the traveling preacher Charles Bowles (1761-1843), the son of a black father and white mother, who had fought in the Revolutionary War and settled in Vermont where he and several others would form a multiracial abolitionist community (see Karl Winter "Bordering Freedom But Unable to Cross Into the Promised Land: Africans in Early Vermont," in "Historical Reflections," Vol. 32, no. 3 (Fall, 2006), pp. 488 and 491.) LCP AFRO-AMERICANA 5834; SABIN 40818. Octavo (19.5cm.); publisher's brown blind-embossed cloth, gilt-lettered spine; 285pp. Boards slightly scuffed with brief exposure at corners, spine ends a bit softened, contemporary blue pencil ownership signature to front free endpaper, textblock significantly foxed, else a Very Good, still quite fresh copy.

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