Mar 29, 2018 - Sale 2471

Sale 2471 - Lot 340

Price Realized: $ 500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 400 - $ 600
(RECONSTRUCTION.) [Chapman, Thomas]. False Reconstruction; or, The Slavery that is not Abolished. 24 pages including front wrapper. 12mo, original printed wrappers, two closed tears to wrapper; internally clean. Saxonville, MA, 1876

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Chapman argues that due to the failures of Reconstruction, slavery had not been truly abolished, and that the legal abolition of slavery was not enough: "If we put it away in the spirit of selfishness, and merely to save ourselves, and our heart be still unbroken by a sense of our crimes against the black man, we may go on to become a greater criminal and murderer than ever, and be therefore farther from national salvation than ever" (page 23). Afro-Americana Supplement 381; Blockson 9409.