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Lectures on the Philosophy and Practice of Slavery as Exhibited in the Institution of Domestic Slavery in the United States: with the Duties of Masters to Slaves

Smith, William A.


Stevenson and Evans



328 + [2] ad pp. Edited by Thomas O. Summers. (8vo) original blindstamped cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. First Edition.

President of Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, William A. Smith was also a professor of Moral and Intellectual Philosophy. In 1856, Smith delivered this series of lectures In which he asserted that Scripture, philosophy, and natural right justified the system of slavery. Sabin 84742.

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Moderate wear, some chips to cloth and soil, rubbing to edges and corners; foxing and toning within, a few chipped page corners; about very good.

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