1861 · Boston
Published anonymously, this fictional travel account tells of a man travelling through the American South who discovers the evils of slavery through several conversations with a farmer.
Putnam (1810–98) wrote three different anti-slavery works, although this is the only one in prose.
Wright, II, 1980. Publisher's textured purple cloth, gilt lettered spine, covers framed in blind; spine and edges of covers faded, binding mildly rubbed at corners and edges, lacks front free endpaper, text gently cocked. Light age-toning, waterstaining along bottom margins and back endpapers. Ex–social club library with rubber-stamps on title page and one leaf of text, call number written on labels on front pastedown and spine in a 19th-century hand, some additional notation on front pastedown. (Inventory #: 36172)