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The slave's cause : a history of abolition

Author: Manisha Sinha
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Received historical wisdom casts abolitionists as bourgeois, mostly white reformers burdened by racial paternalism and economic conservatism. Manisha Sinha overturns this image, broadening her scope beyond the antebellum period usually associated with abolitionism and recasting it as a radical social movement in which men and women, black and white, free and enslaved found common ground in causes ranging from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manisha Sinha
ISBN: 9780300181371 030018137X 9780300227116 0300227116
OCLC Number: 920017303
Description: xiv, 768 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: List of abbreviations --
Introduction: The radical tradition of abolition --
Prophets without honor --
Revolutionary antislavery in Black and White --
The long northern emancipation --
The Anglo-American abolition movement --
Black abolitionists in the slaveholding republic --
The neglected period of antislavery --
Interracial immediatism --
Abolition emergent --
The woman question --
The Black man's burden --
The abolitionist international --
Slave resistance --
Fugitive slave abolitionism --
The politics of abolition --
Revolutionary abolitionism --
Abolition war --
Epilogue: The abolitionist origins of American democracy.
Responsibility: Manisha Sinha.

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"It is difficult to imagine a more comprehensive history of the abolitionist movement... [Sinha] has given us a full history of the men and women who truly made us free."-Ira Berlin, New York Times Read more...

 
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