Philadelphia: George W. Childs, 1862. First Edition. Cloth. 5 1/8 X 7 1/2 Inches. 458 PP + 8 PP Ads. Very Good. Item #6038
First printing in original brown cloth. Frontis of Brownlow and the tissue-guard intact. Brownlow, editor of the Knoxville Whig newspaper, was a staunch opponent of Southern secession. While his views on slavery shifted over the course of his life, he did not support the Southern cause. He was an editor, Methodist preacher, author and later Governor of Tennessee. In stark contrast to his earlier pro-slavery views, as Governor of Tennessee, he supported the reconstuction cause and made every attempt to enfranchise former slaves in the state.
Light rubbing to covers and spine. A very attractive copy overall.