A Glance at the 1851 Book Bible Defence of Slavery

Reader Verimius alerted me to this 1851 book called Bible Defence of Slavery by Josiah Priest.

As you can imagine, it’s critical of abolitionists and offers Biblical reasons to support slavery — all before the Emancipation Proclamation was signed, of course.

And it’s full of gems worth quoting to anyone who says the Bible was never used to support slavery, like this one from page 558:

If you get a chance, look through the book and leave any other interesting excerpts in the comments below.

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