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IntroductionAbolitionist agitation in a world of slavery and pain

Introduction: Abolitionist agitation in a world of slavery and pain  

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/9780190213220.003.0001
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9780190213220
This brief survey of abolitionism focuses mostly on Anglo-American reformers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but it also surveys Atlantic-wide movements that began with slave ... 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
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
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190213220.001.0001
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9780190213220
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
DOI: 
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. 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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9780190213220
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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Aug 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
American History: A Very Short Introduction

American History: A Very Short Introduction  

Paul S. Boyer

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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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
American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction

American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction  

Heather Andrea Williams

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Sep 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780199380787
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10.1093/actrade/9780199922680.001.0001
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9780199922680
American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction traces the development of American slavery, from the Portuguese capture of Africans in the 1400s until its abolition following the ... More
6. Taking slavery apart

6. Taking slavery apart  

Heather Andrea Williams

in American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2014
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Nov 2014
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9780199380787
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10.1093/actrade/9780199922680.003.0006
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9780199922680
Slavery existed in America for nearly two hundred and fifty years until it was finally abolished with the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment in December 1865. It took all those years ... More
5. The abolitionist renaissance and the coming of the Civil War

5. The abolitionist renaissance and the coming of the Civil War  

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
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190213220.003.0006
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9780190213220
Although abolitionists never enjoyed widespread popularity in the United States, they found that northerners were more interested in their critiques of slavery during the 1850s. “The ... More
3. The time is nowThe rise of immediate abolition

3. The time is now: The rise of immediate abolition  

Richard S. Newman

in Abolitionism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2018
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Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780190914035
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190213220.003.0004
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chapter
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9780190213220
Organized abolitionism had been in operation for nearly fifty years when it took a radical turn during the 1830s. “The time is now: The rise of immediate abolition” describes how a new ... More
6. 1900–1920: Reform and war

6. 1900–1920: Reform and war  

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/9780195389142.003.0006
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chapter
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9780195389142
In the late nineteenth century, the social consequences of industrialization and urbanization disturbed many people. This led to a reformist surge, which historians call the Progressive ... More

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