American Abolitionists / Edition 1

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Overview

SEMINAR STUDIES IN HISTORY

General Editors: Clive Emsley & Gordon Martel

The effort to abolish slavery produced the Atlantic world's great reform movement of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

This book focuses on the American abolitionists who struggled against slavery and advocated equal rights for African Americans in the United States. Blacks, whites, men and women, southern slaves and northern agitators became participants in the conflict between North and South that led to the Civil War in 1861 and general emancipation in 1865. Some of these activists advocated non-violence, while others - including slave rebels - engaged in antislavery violence.

This provocative account provides a brief general history of the movement to abolish slavery, told through

# numerous excerpts from abolitionist writings
# a chapter on abolitionists and the origins of the women's rights movement
# an extensive Glossary of terms and a Who's Who guide to key figures

The complex history of the American antislavery movement is unravelled and explained through the story of its contentious and dedicated activists.

STANLEY HARROLD is Professor of History at South Carolina State University and author of 'The Abolitionists and the South'.

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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
In keeping with this series' focus on recent scholarly interpretations, Harrold (history, South Carolina State U.) brings new perspectives to the subject of abolitionism, with coverage of images of masculinity and the movement's impact on feminism included among chapters on the history and main personalities of the movement, its violent and non-violent approaches, and its role in the Civil War. The book includes a selection of key primary documents, a glossary, bibliography, and Who's Who of key figures. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780582357389
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/30/2001
  • Series: Seminar Studies In History Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 6.15 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Stanley Harrold is Professor of History at South Carolina State University and author of The Abolitionists and the South.

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Table of Contents

I. INTRODUCTION.

1. The Abolitionists in American History.

II. ANALYSIS.

2. Early Abolitionism.

3. The Rise of Immediatism.

4. Abolitionists and Gender.

5. Abolitionists and Race.

6. A More Aggressive Abolitionism.

7. Violent Abolitionism.

8. Abolitionists and Black Freedom.

III. ASSSESSMENT.

9. Abolitionists and The Reform Tradition.

IV. DOCUMENTS.

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