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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:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Jeffrey, Julie Roy.
Abolitionists remember.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008
(DLC) 2007045616
(OCoLC)181142301
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Roy Jeffrey
ISBN: 9780807837283 0807837288 9781469602271 146960227X
OCLC Number: 606149985
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 337 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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"A nuanced analysis of the struggle to remember the sectional conflict, distinguishing emancipationist, white supremacist, and reconciliationist memories."--"North Carolina Historical Review"

 
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