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McKivigan, John R. 1949-

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Works: 47 works in 106 publications in 1 language and 8,143 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Encyclopedias  Manuscripts  Sources  Quotations  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  Fiction 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: E449, B
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Encyclopedia of antislavery and abolition ( )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The emergence of a sophisticated antislavery ideology and the rise of organized opposition to slavery in the Atlantic World in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries represented nothing less than one of the great intellectual and social revolutions in the history of the world. An institution which by the early eighteenth century was near axiomatically accepted as necessary, useful, and thoroughly in accord with Judaeo-Christian tenets and virtues and which profoundly informed the lives of millions of people had by the mid-nineteenth century come increasingly to be viewed as the chief vector of evil and the Devil in the world, the very quintessence of evil as some called it, and the chief repository of all that was socially, politically, and especially economically archaic and stagnant. This encyclopedia is organized around three principal concerns: the illustration and explication of the various forms of antislavery and its emergence as an organized movement; the immediate precipitants of abolition and the processes of its passage; and the enactment of emancipation and its consequences. While the earliest expressions of antislavery may have only comprised one or a few isolated voices, the antislavery most commonly reviewed here is that animated by a systematic and ardent opposition to slavery and intended to mobilize large numbers of people to attack and end the institution. A wide variety of people and organizations nurtured and extended this antislavery: religious figures, political economists, slaves, sailors, artisans, missionaries, planters, captains of slave ships, democratic enthusiasts, and others were all involved along with the various organizations-secular, religious, or otherwise-with which they were associated. Antislavery was by no means exclusively or even principally the work of an intellectual elite and the force of all, from the lowly and unlearned to the privileged and prominent, is represented. The presence of slavery continued to be attacked in the contracting Ottoman Empire in the early twentieth century, in Liberia in the 1930s, in Saudi Arabia in the mid-twentieth century, and even in the latter years of the century in countries like Sudan, Pakistan, India, and others in Southeast Asia. - Publisher
The Frederick Douglass papers by Frederick Douglass ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The war against proslavery religion : abolitionism and the northern churches, 1830-1865 by John R McKivigan ( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, an American slave by Frederick Douglass ( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1845, just seven years after his escape from slavery, the young Frederick Douglass published this powerful account of his life in bondage and his triumph over oppression. The book, which marked the beginning of Douglasss career as an impassioned writer, journalist, and orator for the abolitionist cause, reveals the terrors he faced as a slave, the brutalities of his owners and overseers, and his harrowing escape to the North. It has become a classic of American autobiography. This edition of the book, based on the authoritative text that appears in Yale University Presss multivolume edition of the Frederick Douglass Papers, is the only edition of Douglasss Narrative designated as an Approved Text by the Modern Language Associations Committee on Scholarly Editions. It includes a chronology of Douglasss life, a thorough introduction by the eminent Douglass scholar John Blassingame, historical notes, and reader responses to the first edition of 1845. None so dramatically as Douglass integrated both the horror and the great quest of the African-American experience into the deep stream of American autobiography. He advanced and extended that tradition and is rightfully designated one of its greatest practitioners. John W. Blassingame, from the introduction
The Frederick Douglass papers by Frederick Douglass ( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Religion and the antebellum debate over slavery ( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Antislavery violence : sectional, racial, and cultural conflict in antebellum America ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"During the sixty years preceding the Civil War, violent means were often used to combat slavery in the United States. In this collection of essays, ten scholars explore the circumstances in which such violence arose, the aims of those responsible for it, and its impact on events of the day. Reflecting a variety of perspectives and approaches, this is the first book devoted exclusively to this important subject."--BOOK JACKET
The roving editor, or, Talks with slaves in the southern states by James Redpath ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This new edition reproduces the text of The Roving Editor together with important supplemental documents and extensive editorial apparatus
In the words of Frederick Douglass : quotations from liberty's champion by Frederick Douglass ( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frederick Douglass, a runaway Maryland slave, was witness to and participant in some of the most important events in the history of the American Republic between the years of 1818 and 1895. Beginning his long public career in 1841 as an agent of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, Douglass subsequently edited four newspapers and championed many reform movements. An advocate of morality, economic accumulation, self-help, and equality, Douglass supported racial pride, constant agitation against racial discrimination, vocational education for Blacks, and nonviolent passive resistance. He was the only man who played a prominent role at the 1848 meeting in Seneca Falls that formally launched the women's rights movement. He was a temperance advocate and opposed capital punishment, lynching, debt peonage, and the convict lease system. A staunch defender of the Liberty and Republican parties, Douglass held several political appointments, frequently corresponded with leading politicians, and advised Presidents Lincoln, Grant, Hayes, Garfield, and Harrison. He met with John Brown before his abortive raid on Harpers Ferry, helped to recruit African American troops during the Civil War, attended most national Black conventions held between 1840 and 1895, and served as U.S. ambassador to Haiti
Frederick Douglass ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains nineteen essays that examine Frederick Douglass's early life as a slave, his role in the abolitionist movement, his work as a civil rights leader, and his legacy
Forgotten firebrand : James Redpath and the making of nineteenth-century America by John R McKivigan ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The moment of decision : biographical essays on American character and regional identity ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Frederick Douglass papers by Frederick Douglass ( Book )
in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abolitionism and issues of race and gender ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abolitionism and American law ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abolitionism and American religion ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abolitionism and American reform ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Abolitionism and American politics and government ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Frederick Douglass papers by Frederick Douglass ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
My bondage and my freedom by Frederick Douglass ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An outspoken abolitionist, Frederick Douglass was born into slavery in 1818, and after his escape in 1838, he repeatedly risked his own freedom as an antislavery lecturer, writer, and publisher. My Bondage and My Freedom represents ten years of reflection following his legal emancipation in 1846 and his break with his mentor, William Lloyd Garrison. Upon its initial publication in 1855, this book catapulted Douglass into the international spotlight as the foremost spokesman for American blacks - free and slave. Written during his celebrated career as a speaker and newspaper editor, My Bondage and My Freedom reveals the author of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845) grown more mature, forceful, analytical, and complex with a deepened commitment to the fight for equal rights and liberties."--BOOK JACKET
 
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