The Rise of Aggressive Abolitionism: Addresses to the Slaves

The Rise of Aggressive Abolitionism: Addresses to the Slaves

by Stanley Harrold
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813122902

ISBN-13: 9780813122908

Pub. Date: 03/28/2004

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

The American conflict over slavery reached a turning point in the early 1840s when three leading abolitionists presented provocative speeches that, for the first time, addressed the slaves directly rather than aiming rebukes at white owners. By forthrightly embracing the slaves as allies and exhorting them to take action, these three addresses pointed toward a more

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The American conflict over slavery reached a turning point in the early 1840s when three leading abolitionists presented provocative speeches that, for the first time, addressed the slaves directly rather than aiming rebukes at white owners. By forthrightly embracing the slaves as allies and exhorting them to take action, these three addresses pointed toward a more inclusive and aggressive antislavery effort.

These addresses were particularly frightening to white slaveholders who were significantly in the minority of the population in some parts of low country Georgia and South Carolina. The Rise of Aggressive Abolitionism includes the full text of each address, as well as related documents, and presents a detailed study of their historical context, the reactions they provoked, and their lasting impact on U.S. history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813122908
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.82(w) x 8.84(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
Ch. 1Ambiguous Manifestos17
Ch. 2Circumstances37
Ch. 3Proceedings53
Ch. 4Goals and Reactions71
Ch. 5Abolitionists and Slaves97
Ch. 6Convergence117
Conclusion141
The Addresses and Related Documents
Address of the Anti-Slavery Convention of the State of New-York to the Slaves in the U. States of America153
Rights of a Fugitive Slave163
Address to the Slaves of the United States169
An Address to the Slaves of the United States of America179
A Letter to the American Slaves from those who have fled from American Slavery189
Notes197
Bibliography223
Index239

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