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Polemical pain : slavery, cruelty, and the rise of humanitarianism

Author: Margaret Nicola Abruzzo
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2011.
Series: New studies in American intellectual and cultural history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" ... Shows how the debate over slavery's cruelty played a large, unrecognized role in shaping moral categories that remain pertinent today"--Jacket, page [3].
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Nicola Abruzzo
ISBN: 9780801898525 0801898528 9781421401270 1421401274
OCLC Number: 670324845
Description: 330 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Self-denial, Martyrdom, and the formation of Quaker humanitarianism --
Humanity, human nature, and the problem of cruelty --
Moral responsibility and removal, 1800-1832 --
Politicizing humaneness, 1832-1839 --
Suited for slavery, 1840-1852 --
The contradictions of benevolence, 1852-1861.
Series Title: New studies in American intellectual and cultural history.
Responsibility: Margaret Abruzzo.
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A fascinating book on history and consequences of slavery. The research [is] impeccable and it [is] organized in a very readable and easy to grasp fashion. -- Lenore R. * Book Bargains and Previews * Read more...

 
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