A Sermon on American Slavery: Its Nature, and the Duties of Christians in Relation to It. SLAVERY, ABOLITION.

A Sermon on American Slavery: Its Nature, and the Duties of Christians in Relation to It

Detroit: J.S. and S.A. Bagg, 1840. First Edition. Uncommon Michigan abolitionist pamphlet, the movement never fully reaching maturation in the state until the eve of the Civil War. The text combines two anti-slavery sermons delivered at the First Presbyterian Church in Detroit, the latter sermon stating that "there is nothing in the Jewish code that can even be compared with American slavery; and consequently, it is...a perversion of the sacred scriptures" (p. 23). Despite this, Duffield only ventures so far, simply arguing that "The southern States can, if they choose, as others have done, emancipate their slaves on their own soil, without subjecting them to the necessity of escaping to the free States to become, as is often the case, a wretched and corrupt race" (p. 28). DUMOND, p. 49; IMPRINTS INVENTORY (MICHIGAN) 410; LCP - AFRO-AMERICANA 3316. Octavo (21.5cm.); disbound; 32pp. Light spotting to preliminaries, most heavily along spine edges, else Very Good and sound.

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