Item #17628 Very scarce 1836 Abolitionist Magazine by the American Anti-Slavery Society. Elizur Wright Anti-Slavery.
Very scarce 1836 Abolitionist Magazine by the American Anti-Slavery Society

Very scarce 1836 Abolitionist Magazine by the American Anti-Slavery Society

Magazine

Quarterly Anti-Slavery Magazine. Vol. 1, No. IV. Edited by Elizur Wright, Jr. New York: American Anti-Slavery Society, July 1836. Elizur Wright (1804-1885) was a mathematician and abolitionist. While serving as professor of mathematics at Western Reserve College, he came across the writings of William Lloyd Garrison, and became convinced that slavery should be immediately abolished and that sending Blacks to Africa was cruel and unnecessary. In 1833, Wright became on of the founders of the American Anti-Slavery Society. The contents of this volume include essays on the influence of slavery on slaveholders, slavery and its eccelesiastical defenders, boycotting the products of slave labor, and more. This magazine was one of the most significant forums for discussion on abolition in the run up to the Civil War. At the time that this description is being written, only one copy is recorded in American institutions. OCLC search results are at best an estimate and can vary over time. Partial separation forming at lower spine, minor tear on corner of front wrapper, some minor paper loss at edges of covers, and foxing throughout interior. Overall in good condition and very scarce.

Item #17628

Price: $755.00