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Birney, James Gillespie 1792-1857

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Works: 154 works in 513 publications in 2 languages and 9,957 library holdings
Genres: Controversial literature  Newspapers  Trials, litigation, etc  History  Sources  Periodicals  Records and correspondence  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E449, 973.7114
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The American churches: the bulwarks of American slavery by James Gillespie Birney( Book )

68 editions published between 1840 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,382 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 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 458 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 )

17 editions published between 1852 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 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 359 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( )

16 editions published between 1834 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 319 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 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1846 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 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 )

22 editions published between 1834 and 1965 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 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 280 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 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philanthropist( )

in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1838 and 1969 in English and held by 160 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 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1938 and 1967 in English and held by 51 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

The liberty press( )

in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American churches, the bulwarks of American slavery. : By an American by James Gillespie Birney( Book )

2 editions published in 1842 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The American churches: the bulwarks of American slavery
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Alternative Names
American 1792-1857

Birney, James G. 1792-1857

James G. Birney American politician

James G. Birney Amerikaans schrijver (1792-1857)

James G. Birney amerikansk politikar og skribent

James G. Birney amerikansk politiker och författare

James G. Birney amerikansk politiker og skribent

James G. Birney personnalité politique américaine

James G. Birney polític estatunidenc

James G. Birney Político estadounidense

James G. Birney politico statunitense

James G. Birney US-amerikanischer Jurist, Politiker und Abolitionist

James G. Birney yhdysvaltalainen poliitikko

James Gillespie Birney amerykański polityk

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English (379)

Spanish (1)