Item #140945313 The Young Abolitionists; or Conversations on Slavery. William Wells Brown, J. Elizabeth Jones.
The Young Abolitionists; or Conversations on Slavery.
The Young Abolitionists; or Conversations on Slavery.
The Young Abolitionists; or Conversations on Slavery.
The Young Abolitionists; or Conversations on Slavery.
The Young Abolitionists; or Conversations on Slavery.
The Young Abolitionists; or Conversations on Slavery.
The Young Abolitionists; or Conversations on Slavery.
The Young Abolitionists; or Conversations on Slavery.
The Young Abolitionists; or Conversations on Slavery.

The Young Abolitionists; or Conversations on Slavery.

Boson: Published at The Anti-Slavery Office, 1848.

First edition, first printing. Signed by William Wells Brown on the first blank page and inscribed to "Joseph Potter from his friend [signed] Wm W. Brown / Taunton Oct. 18, 1848."

William Wells Brown was an American abolitionist, novelist, playwright, and historian. Born into slavery near Mount Sterling, Kentucky, he escaped to Ohio in 1834 at the age of 19. He settled in Boston, Massachusetts, where he worked for abolitionist causes and became a prolific writer. While working for abolition, Brown also supported a number of causes including temperance, women's suffrage, pacifism, prison reform, and an anti-tobacco movement. His first novel, Clotel, published in 1853, is considered by most scholars to be the first novel published by an African American.

Bound in publisher's original brown cloth ornately stamped in blind and decorated in gilt. Near Fine with light wear and soiling to cloth, rubbing at corners and spine ends. Pages tanned, sporadically foxed and with a light cigar-smoke odor. A didactic novel for children about a Northern white family and their experiences with slavery and the abolition movement. Jones was known for her abolitionist views and traveled throughout New England, Pennsylvania, and Ohio as a lecturer in support of Garrisonian abolitionism. Item #140945313

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