1861 Imprint titled “Review of Henry J. Van Dyke’s Discourse on The Character and Influence of Abolitionism”
January 6, 1861-Dated Civil War Era, Imprint titled, “Review of Henry J. Van Dyke’s Discourse on The Character and Influence of Abolitionism,” by J.R.W. Sloane, published by William Erving, Beekman Street, New York, Choice Extremely Fine.
A rare original Imprint printing of the Sermon, “Review of Henry J. Van Dyke’s Discourse on The Character and Influence of Abolitionism, A Sermon” By J.R.W. Sloane, December 23, 1860, Preached at the Third Reformed Church, 23rd Street, New York. Fresh and clean this Imprint measuring 5.5” x 8.25”, 40 pages, with its colorful original paper covers. Here, Sloane preaches against Van Dyke’s statements that the bible sanctions Slavery. On a historical note, the United States Presidential Election of 1860 was the nineteenth quadrennial Presidential election to select the President and Vice President of the United States. The election was held on Tuesday, November 6, 1860. In a four-way contest, the Republican Party ticket of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin emerged triumphant. The election of Lincoln served as the primary catalyst of the American Civil War. This historic Imprint on Slavery is certainly missing in most Black History and Slavery related collections.
The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a civil war that was fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865. As a result of the long-standing controversy over slavery, war broke out in April 1861, when Confederate forces attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina, shortly after U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was Inaugurated. The nationalists of the Union proclaimed loyalty to the U.S. Constitution. They faced secessionists of the Confederate States, who advocated for states' rights to expand slavery.