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American Slavery As It Is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses

American Slavery As It Is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses

by Theodore Dwight Weld
American Slavery As It Is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses

American Slavery As It Is: Testimony of a Thousand Witnesses

by Theodore Dwight Weld

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Overview

Compiled by a prominent abolitionist Theodore Dwight Weld, American Slavery As It Is combines information taken from witnesses, and from active and former slave owners, to generate a condemnation of slavery from both those who observed it and those who perpetuated it. The narrative describes the appalling day-to-day conditions of the over 2,700,000 men, women and children in slavery in the United States. Weld demonstrates how even prisoners--in the United States and in other countries--were significantly better fed than American slaves. Readers will find one of the most meticulous records of slave life available in this text. Unlike personal slave narratives, which focus on a single man or woman's experience, American Slavery details the overall conditions of slaves across multiple states and several years.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807869581
Publisher: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library
Publication date: 09/01/2011
Series: Distributed for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 552
Sales rank: 748,505
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Theodore Dwight Weld (1803-1895), a dedicated reformer and abolitionist, compiled American Slavery As It Is to serve as a powerful and detailed abolitionist tract.

Table of Contents

Advertisement; Introduction; Personal narratives; Objections considered; Index.

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