Emancipation in the West Indies. CARIBBEAN, SANBORN, ranklin, enjamin.

Emancipation in the West Indies

Concord, MA: 1862. First Separate Edition. Octavo (24cm.); side-stitched self-wrappers; 15pp.; text printed in double columns. Wrappers separated and rather ragged along extremities, the whole dust-soiled; Good only.

Originally delivered as a lecture before being published in the abolitionist newspaper "The Pine and Palm" (also known as the "Weekly Anglo-African"). Sanborn, a member of the "Secret Six" who provided funding to John Brown in the 1850s, describes the effects of the emancipation of slaves in the West Indies, noting that no violence broke out nor did it lead to an economic depression as had been predicted by Confederate propaganda. See "A Guide to the Study of British Caribbean History, 1763-1834" (1932), p. 548; LCP AFRO-AMERICANA 9085; SABIN 76248.

Price: $200.00

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