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The New York Times
Unsigned Review
28 July 1855

[From] Notices of New Books.

ARCHIE MOORE, THE WHITE SLAVE. By RICHARD HILDRETH. 1 vol. 12 mo, p. 409. New-York and Auburn. MILLER, ORTON & MULLIGAN.

  Many years before the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin, this work by Mr. HILDRETH was issued, and excited much attention at the time—now nearly twenty years ago—though it was but sparingly noticed by the newspapers. In 1839, a new edition appeared. In 1852, when Anti-Slavery fictions became popular in England, (by reason of the success of Uncle Tom), it was republished in London at a low price, and had a very large sale. It has also been translated into French, German and Italian, and has obtained the honor of being placed by the Pope in the Index Expurgatorius, or list of books which good Catholics are not allowed to read. Its author, reproducing it now, in a handsome form and with several good engravings, puts forward his claim, modestly but firmly, as the writer of "the first successful application of fictitious narrative to Anti-Slavery purposes."

  This book, which is very well written, is full of continuous interest, and the adventures, though many of them are startling and exciting, do not run out of the range of probability.