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    [Slavery]. Harriet Martineau. Retrospect of Western Travel, Vol. II. New York: Charles Lohman, 1838. First American edition. Issues of particular importance in her writings on this American trip include religion, the disabled, and above all else slavery. Martineau records her impressions of the effects of slavery on American society and culture, as well as her passionate intellectual and emotional rejection of the system, the nature of travel along the Mississippi River, etc., and on American daily life in and around cities such as Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Charlottesville, New Orleans, and Cincinnati.
    One twelvemo volume from a set of two. Contemporary quarter cloth over paper boards, with title label on spine. Corners and spine ends bumped and showing, spine leaning. Some rubbing, soiling and edgewear to extremities. Some foxing and toning throughout. Large open tear to rfep. Owner's pencil inscriptions. Good. Howes M348; Sabin 44940.



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