Black Hearts Of Men

Black Hearts Of Men

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by John Stauffer
     
 

Drawing on the largest extant bi-racial correspondence in the Civil War era, this book braids together Gerrit Smith, Frederick Douglass, James McCune Smith, and John Brown's struggles to reconcile ideals of justice with the reality of slavery and oppression. As the nation headed toward armed conflict, these men waged their own war by establishing model interracial… See more details below

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Drawing on the largest extant bi-racial correspondence in the Civil War era, this book braids together Gerrit Smith, Frederick Douglass, James McCune Smith, and John Brown's struggles to reconcile ideals of justice with the reality of slavery and oppression. As the nation headed toward armed conflict, these men waged their own war by establishing model interracial communities, forming a new political party, and embracing a malleable and "black-hearted" self that was capable of violent revolt against a slaveholding nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674013674
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/30/2004
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,494,174
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1The Radical Abolitionist Call to Arms8
2Creating an Image in Black45
3Glimpsing God's World on Earth71
4The Panic and the Making of Abolitionists95
5Bible Politics and the Creation of the Alliance134
6Learning from Indians182
7Man Is Woman and Woman Is Man208
8The Alliance Ends and the War Begins236
Epilogue282
Abbreviations287
Notes289
Acknowledgments355
Index359

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