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Abolitionists remember : antislavery autobiographies & the unfinished work of emancipation

Author: Julie Roy Jeffrey
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jeffrey examines the autobiographical writings of former abolitionists such as Laura Haviland, Frederick Douglass, Parker Pillsbury, and Samuel J. May, revealing that they wrote not only to counter the popular image of themselves as fanatics, but also to remind readers of the harsh reality of slavery and to advocate equal rights for African Americans in an era of growing racism, Jim Crow, and the Ku Klux Klan.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographie
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Jeffrey, Julie Roy.
Abolitionists remember.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)606149985
Online version:
Jeffrey, Julie Roy.
Abolitionists remember.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)609224898
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Roy Jeffrey
ISBN: 9780807832080 0807832081 9780807858851 0807858854
OCLC Number: 181142301
Description: xii, 337 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The dissolution of the antislavery societies --
The first recollections --
Fugitives as part of abolitionist history --
Reunions --
"Nigger thieves" : whites and the Underground Railroad --
Defending the past : the 1880s --
The remembrance is like a dream : reminiscences of the 1890s --
Afterword.
Responsibility: Julie Roy Jeffrey.
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Explores abolitionist autobiographies in the post - Civil War era. This work illuminates a second, little-noted antislavery struggle as abolitionists in the postwar period attempted to counter the  Read more...

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