Manchester: Union and Emancipation Society, 1864. Octavo. Item #027300
175 pages. As Rev. Beecher's speeches were made throughout the major cities in England. There are also here interposed much of the audience response. In most cases, instead of amens there are the "here heres". In one case as the hypocrisy of the South was pointed out a voice cried out "It is on both sides!" (which is a correct observation and is included here in the text). While the Civil War was raging on in the U.S., the passionate cry here is against slavery. The appendices have his speech to the Nonconformist college students. He is introduced as the brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe who wrote Uncle Tom's Cabin. In that era, Nonconformist such as Baptists, Presbyterians or Independents were unable to attend the major universities in England. They, like their Church of England, Brethren were united in their hatred of slavery. A very fascinating book which shows how strong the role of England was against the cruelty of slavery. bound in brown embossed cloth, spine lettered and decorated in gilt, blue endpapers, previous owner's name and address, there is a crack through the center of the book but still holding by threads. A good copy. [Sabin 4309].