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The first emancipation : the abolition of slavery in the North

Author: Arthur Zilversmit; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1967.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Zilversmit; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
ISBN: 0226983323 9780226983325 0226983315 9780226983318
OCLC Number: 234383
Description: x, 262 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Negro slavery in the north: Negro population ; Treatment of Negroes ; Slave codes ; Religion, education, and acculturation --
Negro labor: Slave skills ; Slave prices ; Restrictions on the importation of Negroes ; Profitability --
Early abolitionists: Quakers and slavery ; A Puritan abolitionist: Samuel Sewall ; Quakers and slavery: the lonely critics ; The crisis of the 1750's ; Quakers free their slaves ; Completing the task --
Opposition to slavery on the eve of the Revolution: Benezet's campaign to end the slave trade ; Antislavery feeling in Pennsylvania ; Opposition to slavery in Massachusetts ; Rhode Island and Connecticut end the slave trade --
Abolition during the American Revolution: Abolition in New England ; Pennsylvania's gradual abolition law ; The Revolution and abolition --
New York and New Jersey debate abolition: New York constitution and abolition ; New Jersey debate on slavery ; Defeat of abolition in New York ; Defeat of abolition in New Jersey ; Opposition to slavery in the nation ; Abolitionist attack on the slave trade ; Abolition societies --
The triumph of gradual abolition: Spread of antislavery feeling ; Organizing for abolition ; Abolition debates in New Jersey and New York ; New Jersey rejects abolition ; Public opinion and slavery ; New Jersey adopts gradual abolition ; The triumph of gradual abolition --
Beyond gradual abolition: Abolition in Connecticut ; Efforts for total abolition in Pennsylvania ; New York abolitionists' success ; Abolition in New Jersey ; Free Negroes ; Conclusions.
Responsibility: Arthur Zilversmit.

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