HE WAS AN ECONOMIST AND INVENTOR WHO DEDICATED HIS LIFE TO VARIOUS SOCIAL AND POLITICAL MOVEMENTS INCLUDING ABOLITIONISM AND ANTI-IMPERIALISM. HE HELPED FURNISH JOHN BROWN AND HIS COMPANIONS WITH RIFLES FOR BROWN’S RAID AT HARPER’S FERRY
EDWARD ATKINSON (1827-1905) SIGNED QUOTE, “Edward Atkinson, Jan. 1904”, on a card 5 x 3, by the economist, entrepreneur, inventor, and founder of the American Anti-Imperialist League (to battle the American annexation of the Philippines, etc). He invented the “Aladdin Cooker” which was similar to the modern crock pot. Although he was a cotton manufacturer in New England before he became a radicalized abolitionist, he fought against slavery, aided escaped slaves, and raised money to pay for rifles and ammunition to support the insurgent guerrilla force of John Brown. He became a prolific pamphleteer on a wide variety of subjects including, economics, nutrition, imperialism, and slavery. His handwritten Latin quote is boldly signed. The card is in fine condition, with minor age toning.