Subversives : antislavery community in Washington, D.C., 1828-1865 (Book, 2003) [WorldCat.org]
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Subversives : antislavery community in Washington, D.C., 1828-1865

Author: Stanley Harrold
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2003.
Series: Antislavery, abolition, and the Atlantic world.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"While many scholars have examined the slavery disputes in the halls of Congress, Subversives in the first history of practical abolitionism in the streets, homes, and places of business of the nation's capital. Historian Stanley Harrold looks beyond resolutions, platforms, and debates to describe how desperate African Americans - both free and slave - and sympathetic whites engaged in a dangerous day-to-day  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Harrold
ISBN: 0807128058 9780807128053 0807128384 9780807128381 0807128344 9780807128343 0807128341
OCLC Number: 51223551
Description: xiv, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Chesapeake origins --
Elements of a biracial antislavery community --
Charles T. Torrey, Thomas Smallwood, and the underground railroad --
The Bureau of Humanity and the sectional struggle --
The Pearl fugitives and the subversives --
Subversives in 1850: persistence, change, limits --
Myrtilla miner's school: education, feminism, biracialism --
The Weems family and the antislavery network --
Transformation and disintegration.
Series Title: Antislavery, abolition, and the Atlantic world.
Responsibility: Stanley Harrold.
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While many scholars have examined the slavery disputes in the halls of Congress, Subversives is the first history of practical abolitionism in the streets, homes, and places of business of America's  Read more...

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