Rare 1852 African American Negro Slavery Answer To Uncle Tom's Cabin Same Year For Sale
RARE 1852 AFRICAN AMERICAN NEGRO SLAVERY ANSWER TO UNCLE TOM'S CABIN SAME YEAR
ON sale HERE is a VERY rare 1852 first edition, published the same year as Uncle Tom's Cabin, the abolitionist classic by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Life at the South, Or, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" as it is. Being Narratives, Scenes and Incidents in the Real Life of the Lowly. By W.L.G. Smith, published by George H. Derby and Co., in Buffalo, New York, 1852. Bound in the original cloth decorated binding. 8x5 inches, 519 pages. The usual foxing of books of this era. Profusely illustrated. VERY scarce. THERE IS A COPY ONLINE LISTED AT $550.
In the 1850s, there were several books by Southern authors that attempted to refute Uncle Tom's Cabin. Based on the preface for this book, we think the author was in sympathy with Ms. Stowe, but on the other hand he references Liberia and prophesies that "the Descendants of Ham' will eventually resettle there. He also dedicates the book to The American Colonization Society, which had a similar view.
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