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“John McKivigan has done a splendid job of editing this paperback volume. . . . This little-known book, largely overshadowed heretofore by Frederick Law Olmsted’s famous The Cotton Kingdom, will now, in this fine reprint, take its rightful place among the many volumes that enable us to gain some sense of the reality of American slavery and of the extremes to which Americans were driven to be rid of it.”
—Georgia Historical Quarterly
“No other text about slave opinion before the Civil War exists. This new edition of Redpath's book makes a welcome addition to our understanding of how blacks felt about the peculiar institution on the eve of its demise.”
—Clarence E. Walker, University of California, Davis--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
John R. McKivigan is Associate Professor of History at West Virginia University. He is the co-editor, with John Blassingame, of The Frederick Douglass Papers and author of The War Against Proslavery Religion: Abolitionism and the Northern Churches (1984).--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.