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McKivigan, John R. 1949-

Overview
Works: 55 works in 119 publications in 1 language and 9,440 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Encyclopedias  Quotations  Manuscripts  Personal narratives  Sources  Dictionaries  Biography‚Ä°vDictionaries  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E449, B
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Most widely held works by John R McKivigan
Encyclopedia of antislavery and abolition( )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,487 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
In the words of Frederick Douglass : quotations from liberty's champion by Frederick Douglass( )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,444 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. -- Jacket
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 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Frederick Douglass papers by Frederick Douglass( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An autobiographical account of a childhood and youth spent in slavery by a man who became a great abolitionist and leader of anti-slavery activity
The Frederick Douglass papers by Frederick Douglass( Book )

in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and the antebellum debate over slavery( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 469 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 364 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."--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

While a reporter at Horace Greeley's New York Tribune in the 1850s, James Redpath developed a strong curiosity about slavery and decided that he would travel south "to see slavery with my own eyes." Redpath interviewed slaves, recorded their opinions, and recounted them in the form of letters which he then published in antislavery newspapers under the pseudonym "John Ball, Jr." Redpath later collected these letters into book form, publishing them in 1859 as The Roving Editor
Frederick Douglass( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 313 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 304 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 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Frederick Douglass papers by Frederick Douglass( Book )

in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abolitionism and issues of race and gender( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abolitionism and American law( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abolitionism and American religion( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abolitionism and American reform( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abolitionism and American politics and government( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Frederick Douglass papers by Frederick Douglass( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My bondage and my freedom by Frederick Douglass( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography of the nineteenth-century abolitionist who advocated the full freedom of the blacks
 
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McKivigan, John R. 1949-

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The war against proslavery religion : abolitionism and the northern churches, 1830-1865The Frederick Douglass papersNarrative of the life of Frederick DouglassThe Frederick Douglass papersReligion and the antebellum debate over slaveryAntislavery violence : sectional, racial, and cultural conflict in antebellum AmericaThe roving editor, or, Talks with slaves in the southern statesFrederick Douglass