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Collection Reference Number GLC06464
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1852 
Title Advertisement for the book Life at the South
Date 1 July 1852
Author Smith, W. L. G. (William L. G.) (1814-1878)  
Additional authors Whipple, Franklin (fl. 1852)
Document Type Broadside
Content Description Advertisement for Smith's book by Franklin Whipple. Initialed postscript indicates that Whipple is ready to fill orders. The book was written by W. L. G. Smith. Displays the book's table of contents. Notes the book contains 500 pages with ten illustrations and will cost $1.50. Smith's goal is to depict "...the condition of the Slave in his rude but comfortable cabin... showing that, in the case of the slave at least, contentment bestows more happiness than freedom: and at the same time to represent, as it is, a class of people, viz: The Planter, to whom justice has seldom been done."
Subjects Slave Life  Slavery  African American History  Uncle Tom  Propaganda  
People Smith, W. L. G. (William L. G.) (1814-1878)  Whipple, Franklin (fl. 1852)  Stowe, Harriet Beecher (1811-1896)  
Place written Worcester, Massachusetts
Theme Slavery & Abolition; African Americans
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859