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A visit to the United States in 1841 Paperback – January 1, 1842
The worldwide abolition of slavery is the objective underlying Joseph Sturge's account of his travels in the United States in 1841. This influential Quaker activist shared his experience with the campaigners he met in America, and wrote this book to communicate their concerns to other abolitionists around the world. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
From the Back Cover
All but forgotten in antislavery history of the United States, this powerful testimonial, by a British visitor to American shores, offers an intimate look through an outsider's eye at the South's peculiar institution.
Sturges, a British Quaker and activist, draws brief portraits of prominent American abolitionists and, unlike many similar contemporary works, does not ignore the contributions of women as social reformers in pre-Civil War American society.
Whether it's relating the tale of a runaway slave and her baby sold back into slavery or addressing the everyday indignities suffered by even free black Americans, this 1842 work seethes with the passion and indignation that would eventually see the end of slavery in the United States. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.