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A Transnational Icon

Jessica M. Parr

in Inventing George Whitefield: Race, Revivalism, and the Making of a Religious Icon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628461985
eISBN:
9781626744998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461985.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Following Whitefield’s death and entombment (and some would say enshrinement) in the Old South Presbyterian Church in Newburyport, MA, his followers worked quickly to preserve his memory. They ... More


Freedom's Debtors: British Antislavery in Sierra Leone in the Age of Revolution

Padraic X. Scanlan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300217445
eISBN:
9780300231526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217445.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

Freedom’s Debtors is a history of the British movement to abolish the slave trade, told through the lens of the history of early colonial Sierra Leone. After the abolition of the British slave trade ... More


An Antislavery Constitution and a Righteous Violence

D. H. Dilbeck

in Frederick Douglass: America's Prophet

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636184
eISBN:
9781469636191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636184.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the most important intellectual development in Douglass’s adult life prior to the Civil War—his evolving views on the U.S. Constitution and the role of violence in the ... More


Expressive Exit: Thoreau

Jennet Kirkpatrick

in The Virtues of Exit: On Resistance and Quitting Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635392
eISBN:
9781469635408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635392.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explores the work of Henry David Thoreau, a figure who celebrates the benefits of extracting oneself from political life. It argues that Thoreau’s writings about exit reveal the ... More


America's First Black Socialist: The Radical Life of Peter H. Clark

Nikki M. Taylor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813140773
eISBN:
9780813141428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140773.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

America’s First Black Socialist: The Radical Life of Peter H. Clark is a political and intellectual biography of one of the foremost activists, intellectuals, orators, and politicians in 19th century ... More


“The Silver Tongued Orator of the West”

Nikki M. Taylor

in America's First Black Socialist: The Radical Life of Peter H. Clark

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813140773
eISBN:
9780813141428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140773.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Clark’s abolitionist career from 1853 to the end of the Civil War. The chapter’s premise is that the black conventions raised Clark’s consciousness, provided a forum for him to ... More


Introduction

Leonardo Marques

in The United States and the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Americas, 1776-1867

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300212419
eISBN:
9780300224733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300212419.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The introduction shows some of the main theoretical and historiographical approaches that are explored by the author. It also provides an outline of the main themes and sources discussed in the book.


Winter

Ruma Chopra

in Almost Home: Maroons between Slavery and Freedom in Jamaica, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300220469
eISBN:
9780300235227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220469.003.0006
Subject:
History, African History

The Maroons evaded blaming Jamaica or Nova Scotia for their perilous situation. Strategically, they focused on the inappropriateness of the severe climate in Nova Scotia: they, as black people, could ... More


Africa–Britain: a short history

Graham Harrison

in The African presence: Representations of Africa in the construction of Britishness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719088858
eISBN:
9781781705773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088858.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter provides an overview of the history of British-African interaction. It begins with pre-modern interactions which were very sparse. It goes on to focus on slavery as a major starting ... More


Africa campaigning in the framing: from abolition to Make Poverty History

Graham Harrison

in The African presence: Representations of Africa in the construction of Britishness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719088858
eISBN:
9781781705773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088858.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter reviews the major Africa campaigns in Britain: the campaign to abolish slavery, It analyses each campaign as part of a campaign tradition. It does this by connecting the campaign’s ... More


The Young Abolitionist Orator

D. H. Dilbeck

in Frederick Douglass: America's Prophet

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636184
eISBN:
9781469636191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636184.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes Douglass’s first years as a free man living in Massachusetts. It explains why Douglass had a difficult time remaining a member of any Christian church in the North. It also ... More


Bearing Witness in Great Britain

D. H. Dilbeck

in Frederick Douglass: America's Prophet

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469636184
eISBN:
9781469636191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636184.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes Douglass’s extended speaking tour of Great Britain following the publication of his first autobiography. It shows how Douglass’s time abroad helped solidify the core ... More


Our Boastings of Liberty and Equality Are Mere Mockeries: Confronting Contradictions in the Nation’s Capital, 1815–1836

Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove

in Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635866
eISBN:
9781469635873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635866.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter shows how, in the decades after the War of 1812, slavery and the slave trade in the city invited domestic and international criticism as the movement to abolish slavery focused its ... More


Slavery Must Die: The Turbulent End to Human Bondage in Washington, 1836–1862

Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove

in Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635866
eISBN:
9781469635873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635866.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the increasingly bold efforts by local abolitionists to challenge slavery and the slave trade in Washington, as well as the attempts by local white leaders to protect slavery ... More


Remittances

Sean M. Kelley

in The Voyage of the Slave Ship Hare: A Journey into Captivity from Sierra Leone to South Carolina

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627687
eISBN:
9781469627700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627687.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the aftermath of the sale, beginning with the voyage from South Carolina to Rhode Island. The Vernons earned a 17% profit from the voyage, which led them to send the Hare back ... More


Spirit and Society: Blake’s Early American Appeal

Linda Freedman

in William Blake and the Myth of America: From the Abolitionists to the Counterculture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198813279
eISBN:
9780191851261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813279.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Blake’s religious dissent made him a natural ally for reformers whose works were driven by personal religious quest. This chapter looks at Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Transcendentalist reading of Blake, ... More


Sympathy in Action: Stowe, Twain, and the Origins of Liberal Race Fiction

Gregory S. Jay

in White Writers, Race Matters: Fictions of Racial Liberalism from Stowe to Stockett

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190687229
eISBN:
9780190687250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687229.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Liberal race fiction originates in the novels of moral sentiment and philosophies of sympathy in the 18th century. The chapter establishes the principal components of those traditions. It then ... More


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