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Booklet, "Immediate, Not Gradual Abolition; or, an Inquiry into the Shortest, Safest, and Most Effectual Means of Getting Rid of West Indian Slavery" published by the Philadelphia Ladies Anti-Slavery Society, 24pp., disbound, 1836. A scarce early American edition of English Quaker and abolitionist Elizabeth Heyrick's influential pamphlet. First published in London in 1824 and quickly reprinted several times in Britain and across the Atlantic, Heyrick's call for immediate, personal action against the evils of slavery found a wide audience and influenced a generation of future abolitionists. As the title suggests, Heyrick fought against the arguments for gradual abolition, citing the success of immediate abolition on St. Domingo, outlining how ending the slave trade did nothing to curtail actual slavery, and arguing that "a gradual emancipation would beget a gradual indifference to emancipation itself."
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Immediate Abolition - Not Gradual

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Auction closed on Sunday, July 14, 2024.
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