SLAVERY IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE EX-SLAVES; or, the Port Royal Mission. Mrs. A. M. FRENCH, Austa Malinda, Elijah Lovejoy, introduction.
SLAVERY IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE EX-SLAVES; or, the Port Royal Mission
SLAVERY IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE EX-SLAVES; or, the Port Royal Mission
SLAVERY IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE EX-SLAVES; or, the Port Royal Mission
SLAVERY IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE EX-SLAVES; or, the Port Royal Mission

SLAVERY IN SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE EX-SLAVES; or, the Port Royal Mission

New York: Winchell M. French, 1862. First Edition. Cloth. Demy 12mo (7 3/8 in or 19 cm tall); xii 13-312. Original brick pebbled cloth with covers decorated in blind, gilt ruled and lettered spine. Three in-text engravings, as called for in first edition. Brown coated endpapers. Clear protective cover. Extremities worn, covers and text lightly soiled, coated front free endpaper lacking. In 1861, the Union Army freed about 10,000 slaves on South Carolina's Sea Islands. Paid $1 for every 400 pounds of cotton harvested, they were the first former slaves freed by Union forces to earn wages for their labor. Port Royal was the first of many all-black communities. In 1863, President Lincoln redistributed nearly 40,000 acres of abandoned property to be divided at $1.25 per acre among 16,000 black families. In 1865, President Andrew Johnson attempted to restore all lands back to their previous white owners; however, not all returned, and thousands of black landowners and their descendants farmed their lands well into the 20th century. Important first edition. Sabin 25847. Hampton Institute 2627. Work p. 371. BlackPast online. Good+ in no dust jacket. Item #843

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