Slave Power. Its Character, Career, and Probable Designs: being an attempt to explain the real issues involved in the American contest.

CAIRNES John Elliot (1862.)


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First American edition. 8vo. xvi, [17]-171, [1] pp. Original green diced cloth, spine lettered in bronze, covers panelled in blind, orange endpapers (some occasional minor foxing, otherwise an excellent copy). New York, Carleton.

"Cairnes gained a national, in fact an international, reputation when in 1862 he published The Slave Power. This book made such an impression both in Britain and America that a second, enlarged edition was called for in 1863; through its well-argued indictment of the economic and social system of the Confederate states it did much to influence public opinion in Britain towards support of the northern cause in the American Civil War" (ODNB).

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