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Birney, James Gillespie 1792-1857

Overview
Works: 164 works in 565 publications in 1 language and 10,811 library holdings
Genres: Controversial literature  Newspapers  Trials, litigation, etc  History  Sources  Periodicals  Records and correspondence  Biography  Pamphlets 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E449, 342.7309
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The American churches: the bulwarks of American slavery by James Gillespie Birney( )

72 editions published between 1840 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing primarily for a British audience, American abolitionist James Birney argues in this 1842 essay that Protestant churches in the American South are complicit in sustaining slavery. First, they avoid condemning the institution as a whole, and they also allow individual church members to mistreat their slaves without censure. Birney was the son of a wealthy Kentucky slaveowner and at one time owned a large cotton plantation in Alabama. Over the years his views on slavery evolved toward gradual emancipationism and then total abolitionism. Birney published a Cincinnati anti-slavery newspaper, The Philanthropist, and ran twice for U.S. president as a candidate for the Liberty Party, an early forerunner of the Republican Party
Letter on colonization, addressed to the Rev. Thornton J. Mills, Corresponding Secretary of the Kentucky Colonization Society by James Gillespie Birney( )

43 editions published between 1834 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Equal under law by Jacobus TenBroek( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the origins of the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U. S. Constitution. The author gives a scholarly presentation of the evidence, and a cautious formulation of the argument. He shows how these Civil War Amendments were the natural culmination of the antislavery movement, which sought to recall Americans to the conviction that human beings have inherent and inalienable rights, of which no government may deprive them, and that human beings have these rights without regard to race or color. The author also concludes that among men's natural rights are personal security, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion, life, liberty, and property, and fair judicial process, and that these natural rights (as well as others) were binding on the state governments no less than on the federal government, and that the state governments had a duty to protect them. Pamphlets and other documentary products of the early abolitionist movement are analyzed to show the history of these Amendments in the political events of the Civil War, in the work of the Republican Party which led to the establishment of the Freedmen's Bureau, and related constitutional changes
A letter on the political obligations of abolitionists by James Gillespie Birney( Book )

13 editions published between 1839 and 1970 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examination of the decision of the Supreme court of the United States, in the case of Strader, Gorman and Armstrong vs. Christopher Graham, delivered at its December term, 1850 : concluding with an address to the free colored people, advising them to remove to Liberia by James Gillespie Birney( Book )

20 editions published between 1852 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a trial in error to the Court of Appeals from the state of Kentucky concerning the constitutionality of slavery after the Restoration
Correspondence, between the Hon. F. H. Elmore, one of the South Carolina delegation in Congress, and James G. Birney, one of the secretaries of the American Anti-Slavery Society by James Gillespie Birney( )

26 editions published between 1838 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter to ministers and elders, on the sin of holding slaves, and the duty of immediate emancipation by James Gillespie Birney( )

17 editions published between 1834 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sinfulness of slaveholding in all circumstances ; tested by reason and Scripture by James Gillespie Birney( )

17 editions published between 1846 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter of William E. Channing to James G. Birney by William Ellery Channing( )

18 editions published between 1836 and 1936 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Birney's second letter To the ministers and elders of the Presbyterian Church in Kentucky by James Gillespie Birney( Book )

27 editions published between 1834 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence between James G. Birney, of Kentucky and several individuals of the Society of Friends by James Gillespie Birney( )

13 editions published between 1835 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letters, 1831-1857 by James Gillespie Birney( Book )

10 editions published between 1938 and 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philanthropist( )

in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Collection of valuable documents( )

1 edition published in 1836 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence between the Hon. F.H. Elmore and James G. Birney by James Gillespie Birney( Book )

6 editions published between 1838 and 1969 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... Letters of James Gillespie Birney, 1831-1857 by James Gillespie Birney( Book )

8 editions published between 1938 and 1967 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Birney's letter to the churches by James Gillespie Birney( Book )

8 editions published in 1834 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anti-slavery collection( )

in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anti-slavery collection consists primarily of publications, letters, bills of sale, slave deeds and reports from between 1769 and 1865, although one retrospective account was recorded in 1916. Most of the materials in the collection relate to slavery and support Berea College's open opposition to the institution of slavery. Of particular note in the collection is a letter and separate autograph of Levi Coffin, president of the Underground Railroad in Cincinnati, and letters from James Birney and Thomas Garrett. Also in the collection is an anti-slavery publication of 1856 written by William Goodell, a contemporary of Berea's founder John G. Fee, and Goodell's hand-written extracts from early minutes of the Manumission Society of New York
Birney on Texas by James Gillespie Birney( Book )

3 editions published in 1844 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The American churches: the bulwarks of American slavery
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James G. Birney and his times
Alternative Names
American 1792-1857

Birney, James G. 1792-1857

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English (395)