Against Slavery: An Abolitionist Reader [NOOK Book]

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Assembles more than forty speeches, lectures, and essays critical to the abolitionist crusade. Features William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Lydia Maria Child, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. "An invaluable resource to students, scholars, and general readers alike."—Amazon.com.
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Overview

Assembles more than forty speeches, lectures, and essays critical to the abolitionist crusade. Features William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Lydia Maria Child, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. "An invaluable resource to students, scholars, and general readers alike."—Amazon.com.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440672736
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/1/2000
  • Series: Penguin Classics Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • File size: 799 KB

Table of Contents

General Introduction xiii
Suggestions for Further Reading xxxvii
I. The Historical Background for Antebellum Abolitionism, 1700-1830
Introduction 3
The Selling of Joseph (1700) 11
A Brief Candid Answer to The Selling of Joseph (1701) 15
The Negro Christianized (1706) 18
Some Considerations on the Keeping of Negroes (1754 and 1762) 21
"On Being Brought from Africa to America" (1773) 25
from the Declaration of Independence (1776) 28
"Charge to the Grand Jury of Maine, May 8, 1820" 29
"What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" (1852) 38
II. The Biblical Antislavery Arguments
Introduction 49
The Bible Against Slavery (1837) 53
"An Address to the British Antislavery Society" (1851) 59
Slavery in the United States (1843) 63
Negro Slavery Unjustifiable (1802 and 1846) 70
The Wrong of Slavery (1864) 81
III. The Abolitionist Crusade, 1830-1865
Introduction 87
"An Address to the American Colonization Society" (1829) 92
"Commencement of The Liberator," editorial (1831) 103
"Truisms" (1831) 105
"Henry Clay's Colonization Address" (1830) 108
"The Great [Constitutional] Crisis" (1832) 112
"American Colorphobia" (1847) 117
"Declaration of the National Antislavery Convention" (1833) 119
"Speech at the Fourth National Women's Rights Convention" (1853) 122
"No Compromise with Slavery" (1854) 125
An Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World (1829) 131
"Massachusetts to Virginia" (1843) 144
Justice and Expediency (1833) 149
An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans (1833) 154
Slavery (1835) 176
"Letter to the Rev. Smylie" (1837) 192
An Appeal to the Christian Women of the South (1836) 197
"An Epistle to the Clergy of the Southern States" (1836) 203
An Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism (1837) 207
Letters to Catharine E. Beecher, in Reply to an Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism (1838) 220
American Slavery As It Is (1839) 224
An Antislavery Manual (1837) 228
"A Discourse on the Slavery Question" (1839) 229
The Destiny of a People of Color (1843) 235
The Constitution, a Pro-Slavery Compact (1845) 241
Philosophy of the Abolition Movement (1853) 246
The Unconstitutionality of Salvery (1845) 252
"Mr. Calhoun's Report," from The National Antislavery Standard, February 15, 1849 256
"The Abolitionists and Emancipation," from The National Antislavery Standard, March 1, 1849 258
"Politics and the Pulpit," from The National Antislavery Standard, January 25, 1849 259
"The Church and the Clergy," from The National Antislavery Standard, February 27, 1845 260
"The Church and the Clergy Again," from The National Antislavery Standard, March 27, 1845 261
"Daniel Webster," from The National Antislavery Standard, July 2, 1846 262
"The Moral Movement Against Slavery," from The National Antislavery Standard, February 22, 1849 264
"Speech on the Institution of Slavery" (1852) 266
The Function and Place of Conscience in Relation to the Laws of Men (1850), ed. Dean Grodzins 273
"Present Aspect of the Antislavery Enterprise," Speech to the American Antislavery Society (1856), ed. Dean Grodzins 285
"Concluding Remarks," from Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) 291
from Aunt Phillis's Cabin (1852) 296
"Lecture on Slavery" (1855), ed. William Pannapacker 301
The Barbarism of Slavery (1860) 313
Acts of Congress Relating to Slavery, Embracing the Fugitive Slave Law of 1793, the Missouri Compromise Act of 1820, the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, the Ordinance of 1787, and the Wilmot Proviso of 1847 321
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