Cyclopædia of Political Science, Political Economy, and the Political History of the United States

Edited by: Lalor, John J.
(?-1899)
BIO
Display paragraphs in this book containing:
Editor/Trans.
First Pub. Date
1881
Publisher/Edition
New York: Maynard, Merrill, and Co.
Pub. Date
1899
Comments
Includes articles by Frédéric Bastiat, Gustave de Molinari, Henry George, J. B. Say, Francis A. Walker, and more.
Start PREVIOUS
140 of 1105
NEXT End

BIRNEY

I.137.1

BIRNEY, James G., was born in Danville, Ky., Feb. 4, 1792, and died at Perth Amboy, N. J., Nov. 25, 1857. He was a slaveholder, and, while practicing law in Huntsville, Ala., was general agent for the colonization society in northern Alabama. In 1834, returning to Kentucky, he freed his slaves and undertook to establish an abolition newspaper. He was compelled by violence to leave Danville and go to Cincinnati, whence he was again driven to New York city in 1836. Here he became corresponding secretary of the American anti-slavery society. In 1840 and 1844 he was the abolition (or liberty party) candidate for president. (See ABOLITION.) In 1842 he removed to Michigan, and there became disabled for political work, by a fall from his horse.

I.137.2

—See Beriah Green's Sketch of Birney.

A. J.

Start PREVIOUS
140 of 1105
NEXT End

Return to top