The Transformation of American Abolitionism: Fighting Slavery in the Early Republic / Edition 1

The Transformation of American Abolitionism: Fighting Slavery in the Early Republic / Edition 1

by Richard S. Newman
     
 

Newman traces the abolition movement's transformation from the American Revolution to 1830, showing how what began in late-18th-century Pennsylvania as an elite movement espousing gradual legal reform had by the 1830s become a radical, egalitarian mass movement based in Massachusetts.See more details below

Overview

Newman traces the abolition movement's transformation from the American Revolution to 1830, showing how what began in late-18th-century Pennsylvania as an elite movement espousing gradual legal reform had by the 1830s become a radical, egalitarian mass movement based in Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807826713
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
04/22/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction: Abolitionist Transformations1
Ch. 1Republican Strategists: The Pennsylvania Abolition Society16
Ch. 2Deferential Petitioners: The Pennsylvania Abolition Society in State and Federal Government, 1790-183039
Ch. 3Creating Free Spaces: Blacks and Abolitionist Activism in Pennsylvania Courts, 1780s-1830s60
Ch. 4An Appeal to the Heart: The Black Protest Tradition and the Coming of Immediatism86
Ch. 5From Pennsylvania to Massachusetts, from Colonization to Immediatism: Race and the Overhaul of American Abolitionism107
Ch. 6The New Abolitionist Imperative: Mass Action Strategies131
Ch. 7A Whole Lot of Shoe Leather: Agents and the Impact of Grassroots Organizing in Massachusetts during the 1830s152
Epilogue: The Struggle Continued176
App. 1Letters from Maryland Slaveholders to Judge William Tilghman, Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Regarding Fugitive Slaves185
App. 2Map - 1A-D: Agent Travels in Massachusetts188
App. 2Map - 2: Liberator Subscriptions in Massachusetts, 1830-1840190
Notes191
Selected Bibliography229
Index239

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