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Birney, James Gillespie 1792-1857

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Works: 116 works in 436 publications in 1 language and 8,650 library holdings
Genres: Controversial literature  Newspapers  Trials, litigation, etc  History  Sources  Periodicals  Records and correspondence  Biography 
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The American churches: the bulwarks of American slavery by James Gillespie Birney( Book )

59 editions published between 1840 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 756 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
A letter on the political obligations of abolitionists by James Gillespie Birney( Book )

12 editions published between 1839 and 1969 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter on colonization, addressed to the Rev. Thornton J. Mills, Corresponding Secretary of the Kentucky Colonization Society by James Gillespie Birney( Book )

37 editions published between 1834 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1938 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 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 )

14 editions published in 1852 in English and held by 267 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
The philanthropist( )

in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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( Book )

22 editions published between 1838 and 1970 in English and held by 204 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 )

20 editions published between 1834 and 1965 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 )

4 editions published between 1838 and 1969 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1846 and 2008 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1835 and 1968 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1836 and 1936 in English and held by 113 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( Book )

15 editions published between 1834 and 1963 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Birney on Texas by James Gillespie Birney( Book )

3 editions published in 1844 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Birney's letter to the churches : to the ministers and elders of the Presbyterian church in Kentucky by James Gillespie Birney( Book )

4 editions published in 1834 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The liberty press( )

in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1834 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James G. Birney and his times; the genesis of the Republican Party with some account of abolition movements in the South before 1828 by William Birney( Book )

2 editions published between 1890 and 1969 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Gillespie Birney: slaveholder to abolitionist by Betty Fladeland( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The American churches: the bulwarks of American slavery
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 US-amerikanischer Jurist, Politiker und Abolitionist

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