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Author Birney, James Gillespie, 1792-1857.

Title The American churches the bulwarks of American slavery / / by James G. Birney.

Publication Info. Concord, N.H. : Published by Parker Pillsbury, 1885.


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Edition 3rd American ed. / revised by the author.
Description 1 online resource (47 pages).
Series Abolitionism in the United States anthology
Abolitionism in the United States anthology.
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Reprint of the third American edition, which was published at Newburyport, Mass., in 1842.
Original document: Book.
Summary Writing primarily for a British audience, American abolitionist James Birney argues in this 1842 essay that Protestant churches in the American South are complicit in sustaining slavery. First, they avoid condemning the institution as a whole, and they also allow individual church members to mistreat their slaves without censure. Birney was the son of a wealthy Kentucky slaveowner and at one time owned a large cotton plantation in Alabama. Over the years his views on slavery evolved toward gradual emancipationism and then total abolitionism. Birney published a Cincinnati anti-slavery newspaper, The Philanthropist, and ran twice for U.S. president as a candidate for the Liberty Party, an early forerunner of the Republican Party.
Note GMD: electronic resource.
Subject Slavery -- United States.
Slavery and the church.
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