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Antislavery Politics in Antebellum and Civil War America

Author: Thomas G. Mitchell

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275991685

Category: History

Page: 289

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Abolitionism as a political and social reform movement resulted in massive structural changes in American politics and economics.

Abolitionism and American Politics and Government

Author: John R. McKivigan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815331070

Category: History

Page: 422

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These essays demonstrate that support for a more aggressive battle against slavery had been growing for a number of decades before finding broad support among abolitionists in the 1850s. Ultimately the political and more militant wings of abolitionism converged after the start of the Civil War, when abolitionists worked to prod Abraham Lincoln into enlisting blacks in the Union army and adopting emancipation as one of the North's war goals.

Jacksonian Antislavery and the Politics of Free Soil, 1824-1854

Author: Jonathan Halperin Earle

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807855553

Category: Political Science

Page: 282

View: 1959

Taking our understanding of political antislavery into largely unexplored terrain, Jonathan H. Earle counters conventional wisdom and standard historical interpretations that view the ascendance of free-soil ideas within the antislavery movement as an exp

Antietam 1862: Gateway to Emancipation

Author: T. Stephen Whitman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313397341

Category: History

Page: 187

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This book explains how the Battle of Antietam—a conflict that changed nothing militarily—still played a pivotal role in the Civil War by affording Abraham Lincoln an opportunity to announce the emancipation of slaves in states in rebellion.

Abolitionist, Actuary, Atheist

Elizur Wright and the Reform Impulse

Author: Lawrence B. Goodheart

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 282

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Free Hearts and Free Homes

Gender and American Antislavery Politics

Author: Michael D. Pierson

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807854556

Category: History

Page: 250

View: 6661

By exploring the intersection of gender and politics in the antebellum North, Michael Pierson examines how antislavery political parties capitalized on the emerging family practices and ideologies that accompanied the market revolution. From the birth

A Companion to the U.S. Civil War

Author: Aaron Sheehan-Dean

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118802950

Category: History

Page: 1232

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A Companion to the U.S. Civil War presents a comprehensive historiographical collection of essays covering all major military, political, social, and economic aspects of the American Civil War (1861-1865). Represents the most comprehensive coverage available relating to all aspects of the U.S. Civil War Features contributions from dozens of experts in Civil War scholarship Covers major campaigns and battles, and military and political figures, as well as non-military aspects of the conflict such as gender, emancipation, literature, ethnicity, slavery, and memory

Antislavery Violence

Sectional, Racial, and Cultural Conflict in Antebellum America

Author: John R. McKivigan,Stanley Harrold

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9781572330597

Category: History

Page: 322

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Historians present 10 essays on violent action in the US against the institution of slavery and its defenders during the 60 years before the Civil War. Their characters include southern slave rebels, antislavery women in Kansas, violent slave rescuers in Ohio, and northern anti-slavery politicians. They show how the violence helped unite black and white enemies of slavery and how antebellum concepts of gender played a role in justifying and participating in violence.

Voices Without Votes

Women and Politics in Antebellum New England

Author: Ronald J. Zboray,Mary Saracino Zboray

Publisher: University of New Hampshire


Category: History

Page: 306

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Revelatory scholarship about New England women engaging mainstream politics in the antebellum period

Roots of Secession

Slavery and Politics in Antebellum Virginia

Author: William A. Link

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807856611

Category: History

Page: 387

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Roots of Secession: Slavery and Politics in Antebellum Virginia

Abolitionist Politics and the Coming of the Civil War

Author: James Brewer Stewart

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9781558496354

Category: History

Page: 236

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Before the Civil War, slaveholders made themselves into the powerful, deeply rooted, and organized private interest group within the United States. This title explains how a small group of radical activists, the abolitionist movement, played a pivotal role in turning American politics against this formidable system.

Slavery, Capitalism, and Politics in the Antebellum Republic: Volume 1, Commerce and Compromise, 1820-1850

Author: John Ashworth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521474870

Category: History

Page: 532

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We Mean to be Counted

White Women & Politics in Antebellum Virginia

Author: Elizabeth R. Varon

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807846964

Category: History

Page: 234

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Over the past two decades, historians have successfully disputed the notion that American women remained wholly outside the realm of politics until the early twentieth century. Still, a consensus has prevailed that, unlike their Northern counterparts, wom

To Live an Antislavery Life

Personal Politics and the Antebellum Black Middle Class

Author: Erica Ball

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820343501

Category: History

Page: 200

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In this study of antebellum African American print culture in transnational perspective, Erica L. Ball explores the relationship between antislavery discourse and the emergence of the northern black middle class. Through innovative readings of slave narratives, sermons, fiction, convention proceedings, and the advice literature printed in forums like Freedom's Journal, the North Star, and the Anglo-African Magazine, Ball demonstrates that black figures such as Susan Paul, Frederick Douglass, and Martin Delany consistently urged readers to internalize their political principles and to interpret all their personal ambitions, private familial roles, and domestic responsibilities in light of the freedom struggle. Ultimately, they were admonished to embody the abolitionist agenda by living what the fugitive Samuel Ringgold Ward called an “antislavery life.” Far more than calls for northern free blacks to engage in what scholars call “the politics of respectability,” African American writers characterized true antislavery living as an oppositional stance rife with radical possibilities, a deeply personal politics that required free blacks to transform themselves into model husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, self-made men, and transnational freedom fighters in the mold of revolutionary figures from Haiti to Hungary. In the process, Ball argues, antebellum black writers crafted a set of ideals—simultaneously respectable and subversive—for their elite and aspiring African American readers to embrace in the decades before the Civil War. Published in association with the Library Company of Philadelphia's Program in African American History. A Sarah Mills Hodge Fund Publication.

Father Abraham

Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery

Author: Richard Striner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199728565

Category: History

Page: 320

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Lincoln is the single most compelling figure in our history, but also one of the most enigmatic. Was he the Great Emancipator, a man of deep convictions who ended slavery in the United States, or simply a reluctant politician compelled by the force of events to free the slaves? In Father Abraham, Richard Striner offers a fresh portrait of Lincoln, one that helps us make sense of his many contradictions. Striner shows first that, if you examine the speeches that Lincoln made in the 1850s, you will have no doubt of his passion to end slavery. These speeches illuminate the anger, vehemence, and sheer brilliance of candidate Lincoln, who worked up crowds with charismatic fervor as he gathered a national following. But if he felt so passionately about abolition, why did he wait so long to release the Emancipation Proclamation? As Striner points out, politics is the art of the possible, and Lincoln was a consummate politician, a shrewd manipulator who cloaked his visionary ethics in the more pragmatic garb of the coalition-builder. He was at bottom a Machiavellian prince for a democratic age. When secession began, Lincoln used the battle cry of saving the Union to build a power base, one that would eventually break the slave-holding states forever. Striner argues that Lincoln was a rare man indeed: a fervent idealist and a crafty politician with a remarkable gift for strategy. It was the harmonious blend of these two qualities, Striner concludes, that made Lincoln's role in ending slavery so fundamental.

Onkel Toms Hütte

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783401066097


Page: 198

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Crusaders and Compromisers

Essays on the Relationship of the Antislavery Struggle to the Antebellum Party System

Author: Alan M. Kraut

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text


Category: History

Page: 286

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Perfectionist Politics

Abolitionism and the Religious Tensions of American Democracy

Author: Douglas M. Strong

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815627937

Category: History

Page: 263

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Perfectionist Politics is the story of an important but overlooked antebellum reform movement: ecclesiastical abolitionism. Douglas M. Strong examines radical evangelical Protestants who seceded from pro-slavery denominations and reorganized themselves into independent antislavery congregations. Mirroring political abolitionist activity - particularly in the "burned-over district" of New York State - the ecclesiastical abolitionists formed a network of abolition churches that became the primary focus of Liberty Party electioneering strategy. Ecclesiastical abolitionists justified this clear connection between church and state through their experience of evangelical perfectionism. A vote for the Liberty Party became a mark of one's holiness.

The Advocates of Peace in Antebellum America

Author: Valarie H. Ziegler

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780865547261

Category: History

Page: 241

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This book chronicles the political and intellectual development of the two major antebellum peace movements. The American Peace Society, a moderate peace group, aimed to work through the institutions of church and state to achieve peace. The New England Nonresistant Society constituted a radical group which advocated the individual's complete separation from all institutions and strict adherence to the example of Christ's life and teachings.

The Early Republic and Antebellum America

An Encyclopedia of Social, Political, Cultural, and Economic History

Author: Christopher G. Bates

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317457404

Category: History

Page: 1400

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First Published in 2015. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

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