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Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3, Chapter 30: addresses before colleges and lyceums.—active interest in reforms.—friendships.—personal life.—1845-1850. (search)
rator's style and method, which would make his appeals more persuasive with practical men. He said: There is the same glow in the style and richness of illustration that has marked all his preceding performances, whilst with the same high moral tone is blended greater caution than formerly in the statement of propositions which may give rise to dispute. An illustrated edition of the White Slavery was published in March, 1853, Published by John P. Jewett & Co., with original designs by Billings. The lecture was reviewed in the London Athenaeum, April 16, 1853. . at the instance of Mrs. Stowe, who had become interested in it while preparing her Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin. She wrote, Nov. 7, 1852:— Last evening I sat up and read with breathless interest your Algerine Slavery. It appears to me to be fitted to a high class of mind, just that class which it is exceedingly difficult to reach. Therefore I am certain that as an element of this struggle it should not be overlooked.