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- Introduction: Abolitionist agitation in a world of slavery and pain
- 1. Early abolitionism: Prophets versus profits
- 2. The rise of black abolitionism and global antislavery struggles
- 3. The time is now: The rise of immediate abolition
- 4. The abolitionist crossroads
- 5. The abolitionist renaissance and the coming of the Civil War
- 6. American emancipations: Abolitionism in the Civil War era
- Epilogue: Abolitionist endings in the Atlantic world … and new beginnings