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Witness for freedom : African American voices on race, slavery, and emancipation

Author: C Peter Ripley
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [1993]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This documentary history of the African American struggle for freedom and equality collects eighty-nine documents that represent the best of the recently published five-volume Black abolitionist papers. In these texts, African Americans tell their own stories of the struggle to end slavery and claim their rights as American citizens, of the battle against colonization and the "back to Africa" movement, and of their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Sources
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Witness for freedom.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)756453385
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: C Peter Ripley
ISBN: 0807820725 9780807820728 0807844047 9780807844045
OCLC Number: 26013077
Description: xxiv, 306 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The rise of black abolitionism : the colonization controversy; the growth of black abolitionism; the rise of immediatism; moral reform; prejudice; two abolitionisms --
African Americans and the antislavery movement : blacks as advocates; slave narratives; black women abolitionists; antislavery and the black community; problems in the movement --
Black independence : a new direction; the African American press; in the common defense; antislavery politics; black antislavery tactics; by all just and necessary means --
Black abolitionists and the national crisis : the slave power; the fugitive slave law; black emigration; black nationality; blacks and John Brown --
Civil war : debating the war; the emancipation proclamation; blacks and Lincoln; the black military experience; the movement goes south; reconstruction.
Responsibility: C. Peter Ripley, editor ; co-editors, Roy E. Finkenbine, Michael F. Hembree, Donald Yacovone.

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