William B. Trotter. A History and Defense of...
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DescriptionWilliam B. Trotter. A History and Defense of African Slavery. Quitman (Mississippi): Published for the author, 1861. Presumed first edition. Octavo (7.25 x 5 inches, 184 x 127 mm). vii, 204 pages. Publisher's original brown cloth. Moderate to heavy insect damage to boards; contemporary ownership name in ink (Francois Ludgere Diard, Mobile, Alabama) on the front pastedown and endpaper, moderate to heavy foxing scattered throughout with occasional damp stains. A sound copy.
Trotter gives advice (abhorrent) on the successful ownership and treatment of slaves with chapters titled "The Origin of the Negro Race", "The Utility of African Slavery", "How to Make African Slavery Profitable", "Treatment of the Slaves", "Mode of Clothing the Slave", "Mode of Feeding the Slave", "Women and Children – How to Treat Them", "A Hint to Overseers", and "Free Negroes – Their Influence and Danger Among Slaves". From the A.D. Andrews Collection of Southern and Natural History
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