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The Slave States of America

The Slave States of America
2 Volume Set

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - North American History

  • Date Published: July 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108033473

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  • The Cornish-born traveller and writer James Silk Buckingham (1786–1855) campaigned energetically for social reform while a Member of Parliament during the 1830s. He later spent four years in the United States, and in 1839 travelled across the Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia and Alabama to observe at first hand the inhumane treatment of slaves in a system that showed 'reckless indifference to human life'. Originally published in 1842, and dedicated to Prince Albert, this two-volume work documents Buckingham's findings and argues that the USA should follow Britain's example in abolishing slavery. Within the framework of a travel narrative recording climate, geography, flora and fauna, Buckingham describes the use of slaves in industries as diverse as gold mining, cotton manufacturing, railways, canals, and agriculture. He highlights the economic, social and political implications of a change to free labour, and relations between the slaves and their employers.

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    • Date Published: July 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108033473
    • dimensions: 218 x 142 x 71 mm
    • weight: 1.59kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Dedication
    1. Embarkation at New York for Charleston
    2. First visit of Europeans to Florida
    3. Description of the State of South Carolina
    4. Description of the city of Charleston
    5. Climate of Charleston
    6. Departure for Savannah
    7. Foundation, rise, and progress of Savannah
    8. Description of the city of Savannah
    9. Newspapers, instability of editors
    10. Embarkation in the steam-boat for Augusta
    11. Plan of the city, spacious streets
    12. Departure from Augusta for Warrenton
    13. Departure from Macon for Columbus
    14. Leave Georgia for Alabama
    15. Voyage down the Alabama river to Mobile
    16. Description of the State of Alabama
    17. Departure from Mobile for New Orleans
    18. History of the colony
    19. History of New Orleans
    20. Description of New Orleans
    21. Plan and topography of the old city
    22. Population of New Orleans, white and coloured
    23. This chapter, by an error in enumerating, is left out
    24. Public undertakings and improvements
    25. Newspapers of New Orleans
    26. Last day passed in New Orleans
    27. Departure from New Orleans
    28. Settlement and progress of the State of Mississippi
    29. Area and productions of the State of Mississippi
    30. Points for commerce
    31. Embarkation at Natchez for New Orleans
    32. History, progress, and description of Montgomery
    33. Leave Montgomery
    34. Description of Columbus
    35. Leave Columbus for Macon
    36. Journey from Augusta to Charleston by railroad. Volume 2:
    1. Journey from Charleston to Columbia
    2. From Columbia to Augusta
    3. Departure from Augusta for Athens
    4. Public funeral of the late Judge Clayton
    5. History and condition of the Cherokee Indians
    6. Environs of Athens
    7. Journey to the Madison Springs
    8. Description of Greenville
    9. Journey to Flatrock
    10. History of the state of North Carolina
    11. Departure from the Warm Springs
    12. Improved aspect of the country
    13. Journey from Tennessee to Virginia
    14. Journey from Abingdon to the Virginia Springs
    15. Red Sulphur Springs
    16. White Sulphur Springs
    17. Journey from the Sweet Springs to Fincastle
    18. Entrance into Wyer's Cave
    19. Journey to Waynesborough through Rock-fish Gap
    20. Stay at Richmond
    21. Journey to Petersburgh
    22. Description of Norfolk
    23. Visit to the fortifications at Old Point Comfort
    24. History of Virginia
    25. First representative assembly at James Town
    26. Present extent, condition, and statistics of Virginia
    27. Departure from Norfolk
    28. The Faquier Springs
    29. Journey from Alexandria to Washington City.

  • Author

    James Silk Buckingham

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