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Against slavery : an abolitionist reader

An anthology of more than forty primary documents from the antislavery and abolitionist movements of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, including speeches, lectures, and essays
Print Book, English, 2000
Penguin Books, New York, 2000
xlvi, 333 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
9780140437584, 0140437584
AGAINST SLAVERY: An Abolitionst ReaderCONTENTSGENERAL INTRODUCTIONxiiiSUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READINGxxxviiI. The Historical Background for Antebellum Abolitionism, 1700-1830Introduction3Samuel Sewall, The Selling of Joseph (1700)11John Saffin, A Brief Candid Answer to The Selling of Joseph (1701)15Cotton Mather, The Negro Christianized (1706)18John Woolman, Some Considerations on the Keeping of Negroes (1754 and 1762)21Phillis Wheatley, "On Being Brought from Africa to America" (1773)25Thomas Jefferson, from the Declaration of Independence (1776)28Joseph Story, "Charge to the Grand Jury of Maine, May 8, 1820"29Frederick Douglass, "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" (1852)38II. The Biblical Antislavery ArgumentsIntroduction49Theodore Dwight Weld, The Bible Against Slavery (1837)53Alexander Crummell, "An Address to the British Antislavery Society" (1851)59James Freeman Clarke, Slavery in the United States (1843)63Alexander McLeod, Negro Slavery Unjustifiable (1802 and 1846)70Robert Dale Owen, The Wrong of Slavery (1864)81III. The Abolitionist Crusade, 1830-1865Introduction87William Lloyd Garrison, "An Address to the American Colonization Society" (1829)92Garrison, "Commencement of The Liberator," editorial (1831)103Garrison, "Truisms" (1831)105Garrison, "Henry Clay's Colonization Address" (1830)108Garrison, "The Great [Constitutional] Crisis" (1832)112Garrison, "American Colorphobia" (1847)117Garrison, "Declaration of the National Antislavery Convention" (1833)119Garrison, "Speech at the Fourth National Women's Rights Convention" (1853)122Garrison, "No Compromise with Slavery" (1854)125David Walker, An Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World (1829)131John Greenleaf Whittier, "Massachusetts to Virginia" (1843)144Whittier, Justice and Expediency (1833)149Lydia Maria Child, An Appeal in Favor of That Class of Americans Called Africans (1833)154William Ellery Channing, Slavery (1835)176Gerrit Smith, "Letter to the Rev. Smylie" (1837)192Angelina Grimke, An Appeal to the Christian Women of the South (1836)197Sarah Moore Grimke, "An Epistle to the Clergy of the Southern States" (1836)203Catherine E. Beecher, An Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism (1837)207Angelina Grimke, Letters to Catherine E. Beecher, in Reply to an Essay on Slavery and Abolitionism (1838)220Theodore Dwight Weld, American Slavery As It Is (1839)224Rev. Roy Sunderland, An Antislavery Manual (1837)228Horace Bushnell, "A Discourse on the Slavery Question" (1839)229James McCune Smith, The Destiny of a People of Color (1843)235Wendell Phillips, The Constitution, a Pro-Slavery Compact (1845)241Phillips, Philosophy of the Abolition Movement (1853)246Lysander Spooner, The Unconstitutionality of Slavery (1845)252James Russell Lowell, "Mr. Calhoun's Report," from The National Antislavery Standard, February 15,1849258Lowell, "The Abolitionists and Emancipation," from The National Antislavery Standard, March 1, 1849258Lowell, "Politics and the Pulpit," from The National Antislavery Standard, January 25, 1849259Lowell, "The Church and the Clergy," from The National Antislavery Standard, February 27, 1845260Lowell, "The Church and the Clergy Again," from The National Antislavery Standard, March 27, 1845261Lowell, "Daniel Webster," from The National Antislavery Standard, July 2, 1846262Lowell, "The Moral Movement Against Slavery," from The National Antislavery Standard, February 22, 1849264Horace Mann, "Speech on the Institution of Slavery" (1852)266Theodore Parker, The Function and Place of Conscience in Relation to the Laws of Men (1850), ed. Dean Grodzins273Parker, "Present Aspect of the Antislavery Enterprise," Speech to the American Antislavery Society (1856), ed. Dean Grodzins285Harrier Beecher Stowe, "Concluding Remarks," from Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852)291Mary Eastman, from Aunt Phillis's Cabin (1852)296Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Lecture on Slavery" (1855), ed. William Pannapacker301Charles Summer, The Barbarism of Slavery (1860)313Acts of Congress Relating to Slavery, Embracing the Fugitive Slave Law of 1793, the Missouri Compromise Act of 1820, the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, the Ordinance of 1787, and the Wilmot Proviso of 1847321