Letters on American Slavery
An 1860 tract anthologizing antislavery letters and speeches by Victor Hugo, Alexis de Toqueville, Guiseppe Mazzini and other European intellectual and political figures. Digitized by the Antislavery Literature Project.
This small collection of European writing was published in the Anti-Slavery Tracts series of the American Anti-Slavery Society. Some of these documents from leading European figures during the years 1840-1859 derived from the correspondence of Maria Weston Chapman, a leading organizer of the Society. The tract includes antislavery statements from French author Victor Hugo (1802-1885); political writer Alexis de Toqueville (1805-1859); French journalist Emile de Girardin (1802-1881); French parliamentarian Hippolyte Carnot (1801-1888); French finance minister and sociologist Hippolyte Passy (1793-1880); Italian political leader Giuseppe Mazzini (1805-1872); Russian author Nikolai Ivanovich Turgenev (1789-1871); Prussian naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859); French parliamentarian Oscar Thomas Gilbert du Motier LaFayette (1815-1881); British reform parliamentarian Edward Baines (1800-1890); and Irish leader Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847).
- Joe Lockard