Southern Methodist Review Volume 12, No. 1

Southern Methodist Review Volume 12, No. 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...future, and are rarely ever turned upon the past. With the great masses of struggling and aspiring human beings, it is impossible that the case should be otherwise. But the thoughtful student of the social, political, and ethical problems which are given for solution to this generation will find it immensely profitable and interesting to go back and examine the whole course of that wonderful agitation which terminated in the liberation of the slaves. At many points he will be startled by the discovery of facts entirely new to him. Nothing, we suppose, will surprise him more than the abundant evidence of the existence of a strong abolition feeling in many parts of the Southern States--notably in Virginia and Tennessee--far along into the decades of the present century. It is the purpose of this paper to show how this feeling arrested itself, and how it was dealt with in the Tennessee Constitutional Convention which met in the city of Nashville May 19,1834. It was my privilege to examine about a year ago an incomplete file of one of the first antislavery papers established in the United States. This paper was issued from Jonesboro, Tenn., in 1828, Elihu Embree, himself an extensive ironmaker and a slaveholder, being both editor and proprietor. The file is now in the possession of Esq. Thomas J. Wilson, who married Mr. Embree's daughter. It contains many things that read very strangely in the light of subsequent events. In more than one issue the editor bewails the loss occasioned to Tennessee by the removal of so many excellent families to the free State of Ohio. Every issue is filled with accounts of the organization of antislavery societies in different sections of East Tennessee, and, more sparingly, in the other grand divisions of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236836650
  • 9781236836656