Christie. George Bourne and The Book and Slavery Irreconcilable

Christie. George Bourne and The Book and Slavery Irreconcilable

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Christie, John W.; Dumond, Dwight L. George Bourne and The Book and Slavery Irreconcilable. Wilmington & Philadelphia: The Historical Society of Delaware and The Presbyterian Historical Society, 1969. First Edition. [7537]

Gray cloth with black spine titles, 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, xi., 206 clean pp., book as nearly new. Cream dust jacket shows some light soil and very slight edgewear, now in a clear wrapper. Fine in very good dust-jacket. Hardcover.

"This book examines in a scholarly way one of the early opponents of slavery in the United States, George Bourne, and the effect which his book, The Book and Slavery Irreconcilable, had on William Lloyd Garrison and other antislavery figures. It is based on forty years of historical research by Dr. John W. Christie, who took his notes to America's foremost antislavery historian, Dr. Dwight L. Dumond, for checking. They collaborated in the writing." - publisher.

The first 100 pages are analysis, followed by a reprinting of Bourne's book, from the original edition of 1816.

“Rev. George Bourne was born and educated in England. After emigrating to the United States he became a minister of the Reformed Dutch Church in 1833. He held no pastoral charge, but was chiefly engaged in literary and theological pursuits in connection with publishing houses and the press. An ardent and learned controversialist, he was the author of works on Romanism and slavery, an earnest preacher, and a faithful champion of the Protestant cause. He died in 1845, in New York, at an advanced age.” - M’Clintock & Strong.