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Bound with them in chains; a biographical history of the antislavery movement

Author: Jane H Pease; William H Pease
Publisher: Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press [1972]
Series: Contributions in American history, no. 18.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Blurb: American abolitionists found little upon which to agree beyond the single goal of the emancipation of slaves. To underscore this diversity, Jane and William Pease have presented the biographies of ten reformers, demonstrating the diversity of goals, motives, life styles, and insights of the antislavery leaders. These dissimilarities were mirrored in the anti-slavery societies, so that little was done  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pease, Jane H.
Bound with them in chains.
Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press [1972]
(OCoLC)654709774
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jane H Pease; William H Pease
ISBN: 0837162653 9780837162652
OCLC Number: 489406
Description: xvii, 334 pages 22 cm.
Contents: The setting --
The Boston bluestocking: Maria Weston Chapman --
The Kentucky squire: Cassius Marcellus Clay --
The Quaker colonizer: Benjamin Lundy --
the clerical do-gooder: Hiram Wilson --
The negro conservative: Samuel Eli Cornish --
The black militant: Henry Highland Garnet --
The perfectionist radical: Stephen Symonds Foster --
The political gadfly: Elizur Wright --
The political regular: Joshua Reed Giddings --
The gentle humanitarian: Samuel Joseph May --
Some reflections.
Series Title: Contributions in American history, no. 18.
Responsibility: [by] Jane H. Pease and William H. Pease.
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Abstract:

From the Blurb: American abolitionists found little upon which to agree beyond the single goal of the emancipation of slaves. To underscore this diversity, Jane and William Pease have presented the biographies of ten reformers, demonstrating the diversity of goals, motives, life styles, and insights of the antislavery leaders. These dissimilarities were mirrored in the anti-slavery societies, so that little was done in chorus. Yet the abolition movement itself was powerful; at first a part of the general reforming impulse of that era, it came to overshadow all other reforms. Each of the ten reformers was involved with the antislavery societies directly or indirectly. Each perceived himself as bound with the slaves, not by physical chains, but by the fact of slavery. Each had been born into post revolutionary America when freedom was a general expectation. The bonds that held them were varied: for many the bonds were those of conscience; others were bound by economic interests, political conditions, or social status. For Henry Garnet, a fugitive slave, slavery was to be feared; for Samuel Cornish, a free black, slavery was a possibility. It was a moral problem for Quaker Benjamin Lundy and Unitarian minister Samuel Joseph May. Hiram Wilson saw in fighting it a route to personal salvation. To Clay of Kentucky or Giddings of Ohio, slavery meant the economic enthrallment of his native state. Maria Chapman found it similar to the restrictions and bonds imposed upon women. Jane and William Pease differ with those who would see the abolitionist movement as a unitary reform, fairly static in its means. They demonstrate that it was a remarkably complex movement whose participants defined slavery in many ways and who chose to act, argue, and work according to their individual perceptions.

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