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The abolitionist movement

Author: Claudine L Ferrell
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006.
Series: Greenwood guides to historic events, 1500-1900.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Presents a narrative overview of the history of the abolitionist movement in America, providing information on its religious beginnings, its conflicts, and its key figures, including Frederick Douglas, William Lloyd Garrison, and more.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ferrell, Claudine L., 1950-
Abolitionist movement.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Claudine L Ferrell
ISBN: 0313331804 9780313331800
OCLC Number: 61200655
Description: xx, 210 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: "In matters of right and equity" : from Quakers to revolution --
"Justice is in one scale, and self-preservation in the other" : slavery and anti-slavery in the new nation --
"Though the heavens should fall" : abolitionism takes shape, the 1830s --
"Contrary to the laws of God and the rights of man" : politics versus spirituality, the 1840s --
"The storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake" : from politics and violence to freedom, the 1850s-1860s --
Concluding interpretative essay.
Series Title: Greenwood guides to historic events, 1500-1900.
Responsibility: Claudine L. Ferrell.
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Derived from the moral accountability called for by the Great Awakening and the Quaker religion, the abolitionist movement demanded not just the gradual dismantling of the system or a mandated  Read more...


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"For high school students and college undergraduates, Ferrell traces the abolitionist movement from the early anti-slavery endeavors of the Quakers through the Civil War. She analyzes abolitionism Read more...

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