Cloth covers scuffed and stained. Text clean with sporadic foxing. Book contains speeches by the author advocating for the continuation of slavery. Frederick Augustus Ross (December 25, 1796 - April 13, 1883) was a Presbyterian New School clergyman in both Kingsport, Tennessee, and Huntsville, Alabama, slave owner, publisher and pro-slavery author of the book Slavery As Ordained of God (1857).
This book was written in response/opposition to Uncle Tom's Cabin. Sources say that Lincoln read the book and cited the book in one of his debates with Douglas to argue against slavery.