The Antislavery Debate: Capitalism and Abolitionism as a Problem in Historical Interpretation / Edition 1

The Antislavery Debate: Capitalism and Abolitionism as a Problem in Historical Interpretation / Edition 1

by Thomas Bender
     
 


"The marrow of the most important historiographical controversy since the 1970s."—Michael Johnson, University of California, Irvine

"A debate of intellectual significance and power. The implications of these essays extend far beyond antislavery, important as that subject undoubtedly is. This will be of major importance to students of historical method as

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"The marrow of the most important historiographical controversy since the 1970s."—Michael Johnson, University of California, Irvine

"A debate of intellectual significance and power. The implications of these essays extend far beyond antislavery, important as that subject undoubtedly is. This will be of major importance to students of historical method as well as the history of ideas and reform movements."—Carl N. Degler, Stanford University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520077799
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
06/02/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
325
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Contributors
Introduction1
Pt. 1The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-182315
1What the Abolitionists Were Up Against17
2The Quaker Ethic and the Antislavery International27
3The Preservation of English Liberty, I65
Pt. 2The AHR Debate105
4Capitalism and the Origins of the Humanitarian Sensibility, Part 1107
5Capitalism and the Origins of the Humanitarian Sensibility, Part 2136
6Reflections on Abolitionism and Ideological Hegemony161
7The Relationship between Capitalism and Humanitarianism180
8Convention and Hegemonic Interest in the Debate over Antislavery: A Reply to Davis and Ashworth200
Pt. 3The Debate Continued261
9Capitalism, Class, and Antislavery263
10The Perils of Doing History by Ahistorical Abstraction: A Reply to Thomas L. Haskell's AHR Forum Reply290
Index311

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