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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 35

2. Harrison Berry, Slavery and Abolitionism, as Viewed by a Georgia Slave (Atlanta, GA: Franklin Printing House, 1861). (43 p.)

Defense of slavery written by a slave in Georgia. H. C. Hornady has contributed an introduction, in which he summarizes the author’s views. “He was induced to write upon the subject of Slavery from a firm conviction that Abolitionist agitators are the worst enemies of the Slave, and from the settled opinion that Slavery is according to the Divine Law. He believes, furthermore, that Southern Slaves are in much better condition than if they had remained in their native land, and this opinion has been formed after a fair and impartial examination of the subject in the light of history, philosophy, and religion.” Someone has written an endorsement of the pamphlet in pencil on the copyright page. (This pamphlet may be an Confederate imprint.)