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Birney, James Gillespie 1792-1857

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Works: 125 works in 469 publications in 1 language and 9,468 library holdings
Genres: Controversial literature  Newspapers  Trials, litigation, etc  History  Sources  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E449, B
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The American churches: the bulwarks of American slavery by James Gillespie Birney( Book )

63 editions published between 1840 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 786 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 343 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 )

36 editions published between 1834 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1938 and 1967 in English and Undetermined and held by 303 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 270 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 )

24 editions published between 1838 and 1970 in English and held by 206 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 )

19 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 )

5 editions published between 1838 and 1969 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1846 and 2008 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Inquiry into the condition and prospects of the African race in the United States: and the means of bettering its fortunes by James Gillespie Birney( Book )

12 editions published between 1839 and 2005 in English and held by 136 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

An Inquiry into the condition and prospects of the African race in the United States, by an American of the District of Columbia, June, 1839( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1836 and 1936 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Letter to the Edinburgh reviewers by James Gillespie Birney( Book )

8 editions published in 1819 in English and held by 94 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 )

14 editions published between 1834 and 1963 in English and held by 85 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 )

7 editions published in 1834 in English and held by 25 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

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 )

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

 
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Alternative Names
American 1792-1857

Birney, James G. 1792-1857

James G. Birney American politician

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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English (372)

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