A Southside View of Slavery
While reading this book, the reader will be forced to re-examine all of the officially accepted "facts" about slavery as it was practiced in the United States, and particularly in the South. The past 135 years since the War against Southern Independence have provided the conqueror in that conflict sufficient time to weave his own tales and myths. The intended audience was the radical abolitionists, and Adams hoped to quell the zealots by revealing to them his experience in the South during his convalescence in 1854. Adams's conclusion was that the South was accomplishing more to end slavery without the interference of Northerners and that the South should be left alone to solve the issue of slavery.