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McKivigan, John R. 1949-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 145 publications in 1 language and 10,219 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Manuscripts  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Sources  Biographies  Quotations  Records and correspondence  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: E449, B
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Most widely held works by John R McKivigan
The Frederick Douglass papers by Frederick Douglass( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The war against proslavery religion : abolitionism and the northern churches, 1830-1865 by John R McKivigan( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass : an American slave by Frederick Douglass( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 685 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 )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and the antebellum debate over slavery( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of antislavery and abolition( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 396 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
Antislavery violence : sectional, racial, and cultural conflict in antebellum America by John R McKivigan( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 365 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 )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 345 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
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 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The reformer James Redpath (1833-1898) was a focal figure in many of the key developments in nineteenth-century American political and cultural life. He befriended John Brown, Samuel Clemens, and Henry George and, toward the end of his life, was a ghostwriter for Jefferson Davis. He advocated for abolition, civil rights, Irish nationalism, women's suffrage, and labor unions. In Forgotten Firebrand, the first full-length biography of this fascinating American, John R. McKivigan portrays the many facets of Redpath's life, including his stint as a reporter for the New York Tribune, his involvement with the Haitian emigration movement, and his time as a Civil War correspondent." "Examining Redpath's varied career enables McKivigan to cast light on the history of journalism, public speaking, and mass entertainment in the United States. Redpath's newspaper writing is credited with popularizing the stenographic interview in the American press, and he can be studied as a prototype for later generations of newspaper writers who blended reportage with participation in reform movements. His influential biography of John Brown justified the use of violent actions in the service of abolitionism." "Redpath was an important figure in the emerging professional entertainment industry in this country. Along with his friend P. T. Barnum, Redpath popularized the figure of the "impresario" in American culture. Redpath's unique combination of interests and talents - for politics, for journalism, for public relations - brought an entrepreneurial spirit to reform that blurred traditional lines between business and social activism and helped forge modern concepts of celebrity."--BOOK JACKET
In the words of Frederick Douglass : quotations from liberty's champion by Frederick Douglass( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 307 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
Frederick Douglass( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 297 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
The moment of decision : biographical essays on American character and regional identity( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Frederick Douglass papers by Frederick Douglass( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heroic slave : a cultural and critical edition by Frederick Douglass( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A work of fiction based on the true story of Madison Washington, a slave, who in 1841 led a rebellion on the ship, Creole
Abolitionism and issues of race and gender( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 191 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 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abolitionism and American politics and government( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abolition and antislavery : a historical encyclopedia of the American mosaic by Peter P Hinks( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The struggle to abolish human slavery is one of the most important reform campaigns in history. The eventual success of this decades-long struggle serves as an inspiring example that even the most deeply rooted social wrongs can be corrected. This valuable reference work details the history of antislavery, abolition, and emancipation to illustrate the various forms of these forces and the courses they followed in the bitterly contested struggle against the institution of slavery, affording readers the most current compendium of the diverse scholarship of this important historical topic. Geared toward a high school or undergraduate college student studying antislavery and abolition in U.S. history or within the context of an African American history course, this book addresses a period of particular significance: the years that shaped the sectional debates leading up to the Civil War. The coverage encompasses both white abolitionists such as Theodore Dwight Weld and William Lloyd Garrison and black abolitionists such as Frederick Douglass, Martin Delaney, and Sojourner Truth.0
 
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The Frederick Douglass papers
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McKivigan, John R. 1949-

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The war against proslavery religion : abolitionism and the northern churches, 1830-1865Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass : an American slaveThe Frederick Douglass papersReligion and the antebellum debate over slaveryEncyclopedia of antislavery and abolitionAntislavery violence : sectional, racial, and cultural conflict in antebellum AmericaThe roving editor, or, Talks with slaves in the southern statesForgotten firebrand : James Redpath and the making of nineteenth-century America