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2. Freedom’s ferment, 1750–1848

2. Freedom’s ferment, 1750–1848  

Susan Ware

in American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780199393794
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10.1093/actrade/9780199328338.003.0003
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‘Freedom's ferment, 1750–1848’ asks what slavery meant for women, white and black. What would it take to win the freedom of both slaves and women, and who would plead their cause? It ... More
AbolitionismA Very Short Introduction

Abolitionism: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard S. Newman

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Jun 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780190914035
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10.1093/actrade/9780190213220.001.0001
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The abolitionist movement launched the global human rights struggle in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, redefining the meaning of equality throughout the Atlantic world. In the ... More
EpilogueAbolitionist endings in the Atlantic world … and new beginnings

Epilogue: Abolitionist endings in the Atlantic world … and new beginnings  

Richard S. Newman

in Abolitionism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780190914035
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10.1093/actrade/9780190213220.003.0008
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9780190213220
In the final decades of the nineteenth century, American abolitionists began writing memoirs, histories, and reminiscences of the grand struggle for freedom. Part of a battle over Civil War ... More
4. 1850–1865: Slavery and Civil War

4. 1850–1865: Slavery and Civil War  

Paul S. Boyer

in American History: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365715
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10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.003.0004
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The slave trade shaped American history. By 1860, nearly 90 percent of African Americans living in America were slaves. ‘1850–1865: Slavery and Civil War’ considers the importance of ... More
3. The challenges of citizenship, 1848–1920

3. The challenges of citizenship, 1848–1920  

Susan Ware

in American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2015
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Mar 2015
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9780199393794
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10.1093/actrade/9780199328338.003.0004
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‘The challenges of citizenship, 1848–1920’ outlines the pressing issues of American life from the Civil War through to World War I. The activism of women such as Ida Wells-Barnet describes ... More
4. The abolitionist crossroads

4. The abolitionist crossroads  

Richard S. Newman

in Abolitionism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780190914035
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10.1093/actrade/9780190213220.003.0005
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After the turbulent 1830s, doubt and discord haunted the antislavery ranks. Facing opposition in the North and South, immediate abolitionists quarrelled not only with their opponents but ... More
6. American emancipationsAbolitionism in the Civil War era

6. American emancipations: Abolitionism in the Civil War era  

Richard S. Newman

in Abolitionism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2018
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9780190914035
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10.1093/actrade/9780190213220.003.0007
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9780190213220
Even before the election of 1860, abolition made national headlines with John Brown’s failed raid at Harpers Ferry. Though he hoped to foment a slave rebellion in western Virginia, Brown’s ... More
2. Mass culture and mass politics, 1800–1860

2. Mass culture and mass politics, 1800–1860  

Eric Avila

in American Cultural History: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
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9780190200619
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10.1093/actrade/9780190200589.003.0003
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9780190200589
In the aftermath of the American Revolution, the framers of the Constitution confronted the task of forging a new national identity. “Mass culture and mass politics, 1800–1860” describes a ... More
3. 1789–1850: The promise and perils of nationhood

3. 1789–1850: The promise and perils of nationhood  

Paul S. Boyer

in American History: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780199365715
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10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.003.0003
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9780195389142
The beginnings of nationhood were likely to be tough. Freedom also brought social and economic changes, reformist enthusiasm, religious fever, and cultural creativity. ‘1789–1850: The ... More
American History: A Very Short Introduction

American History: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul S. Boyer

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365715
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.001.0001
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9780195389142
American History: A Very Short Introduction spans the earliest migrations to the present looking at the United States's failures to live up to its oft-stated ideals. The ... More
5. 1866–1900: Industrialization and its consequences

5. 1866–1900: Industrialization and its consequences  

Paul S. Boyer

in American History: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365715
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195389142.003.0005
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9780195389142
Industrialization sparked a series of social changes as people poured into the cities. The new capitalist elite flaunted its wealth and political might, and class divisions increased. ... More

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