Boston: Walker, Wise, and Company, 1864. Popular Edition. 8vo, pp xiv, 411. Bound in brown cloth (part of the cloth worn off the lower fronrt cover), remnants of a home made dj adhering to the front end paper, a good copy. Afro-Americana 2483. Item #56210
Originally published in French in 1861, this American translation was separately published in two volumes, with the first volume, THE RESULTS OF EMANCIPATION, published earlier in 1863. It shared first prize from the French Academy in 1861. Cochin, from a wealthy Parisian family, wrote from a liberal Catholic perspective and helped convince the French and Americans of the immorality of slavery. Besides slavery in the USA, it covered slavery in Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), and Dutch colonies in the New World, the slave trade, and the theory of slavery before and during Christian times. HC-A fairly detailed study of the history and effects of emancipation in the French and British Colonies and in the Caribbean, with discussion of the sugar industry, indemnity and more. Written from a very strong anti-slavery, pro-emancipation viewpoint.