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The International Human Rights Movement: A History

Aryeh Neier

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691135151
eISBN:
9781400841875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691135151.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

During the past several decades, the international human rights movement has had a crucial hand in the struggle against totalitarian regimes, cruelties in wars, and crimes against humanity. Today, it ... More


Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Image of God

Richard W. Wills

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195308990
eISBN:
9780199867578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308990.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The main concern of this book is to offer a comprehensive analysis of Martin Luther King’s appeal for civil rights by providing an explication of how he understood imago Dei in contrast to ... More


Making Slavery History: Abolitionism and the Politics of Memory in Massachusetts

Margot Minardi

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195379372
eISBN:
9780199869152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379372.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book examines how practices of commemoration and arguments about history informed early American debates over slavery and citizenship. The setting is a time and place in which people were ... More


The Historical Context

Richard Wayne Wills Sr

in Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Image of God

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195308990
eISBN:
9780199867578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308990.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter recognizes that King’s understanding of image of God existed on the edge of a historical 18th- and 19th-century dialogue regarding the quest for human and civil rights. As such, this ... More


Martha Gurney and the Anti-Slave Trade Movement, 1788–94

Timothy Whelan

in Women, Dissent, and Anti-Slavery in Britain and America, 1790–1865

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199585489
eISBN:
9780191728969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585489.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the work of Martha Gurney (1733–1816), a staunch Baptist and the leading woman bookseller and publisher in London in the last quarter of the eighteenth century, during the first ... More


“Come out of such a land, you Irishmen”: Daniel O’Connell, American Slavery, and the Making of the Irish Race

Bruce Nelson

in Irish Nationalists and the Making of the Irish Race

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153124
eISBN:
9781400842230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153124.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines Irish nationalism in the context of the debate over slavery and abolition. It focuses on the figure of Daniel O'Connell. O'Connell was by reputation Ireland's liberator; he ... More


The Bible and Slavery

Mark A. Noll

in America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151114
eISBN:
9780199834532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151119.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Central to the slavery debate was the issue of how to use the Scripture. Three major positions emerged on the Bible and slavery. Theological conservatives usually defended a literal reading of the ... More


Challenging the Curse: Readings and Counterreadings

Stephen R. Haynes

in Noah's Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142792
eISBN:
9780199834280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142799.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explores readings of Genesis 9 that run counter to the orthodox interpretive paradigm. These counterreadings are identified in the commentary of rabbis and church fathers, the tracts of ... More


Movements and Monuments

Margot Minardi

in Making Slavery History: Abolitionism and the Politics of Memory in Massachusetts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195379372
eISBN:
9780199869152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379372.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter shows how the idea that slavery was fundamentally at odds with local heritage shaped abolitionist efforts to gain public support in the 1830s and 40s. In Boston, as the construction of ... More


The Tie That Bound Us: The Women of John Brown's Family and the Legacy of Radical Abolitionism

Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451614
eISBN:
9780801469442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451614.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

John Brown was fiercely committed to the militant abolitionist cause, a crusade that culminated in Brown's raid on the Federal armory at Harpers Ferry in 1859 and his subsequent execution. Less well ... More


Women, Dissent, and Anti-Slavery in Britain and America, 1790–1865

Elizabeth J. Clapp and Julie Roy Jeffrey (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199585489
eISBN:
9780191728969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585489.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

As historians have gradually come to recognize, the involvement of women was central to the anti-slavery cause in both Britain and the United States. Like their male counterparts, women abolitionists ... More


Separate Paths: Katy and William in the Antebellum Creek Nation

Claudio Saunt

in Black, White, and Indian: Race and the Unmaking of an American Family

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176315
eISBN:
9780199788972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176315.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

In the Antebellum era, slaveholders dominated the Creek government. Under their guidance, the Creek Nation passed laws punishing abolitionists, defending slavery, and discriminating against black ... More


The Antebellum Slavery Debate

Molly Oshatz

in Slavery and Sin: The Fight against Slavery and the Rise of Liberal Protestantism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199751686
eISBN:
9780199918799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751686.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter turns to the antebellum slavery debate and explains why strategies used by earlier antislavery Christians failed under the pressure of aggressive antebellum proslavery. Chapter 3 ... More


Garnet’s Dictum, the Color Line, and Mixed Race: Notes on Hybridity and Miscegenation

Michael Hanchard

in Party/Politics: Horizons in Black Political Thought

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195176247
eISBN:
9780199851003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176247.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter uses part of a speech by the famous orator and abolitionist, Henry Highland Garnet, to examine some of the similarities between late 19th- and early 20th-century ideologies of racial ... More


Retellings: Mercenaries and Abolitionists

Werner Sollors

in Neither Black Nor White Yet Both: Thematic Explorations of Interracial Literature

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195052824
eISBN:
9780199855155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195052824.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Lydia Maria Child's “Joanna,” featured in 1834 in the Boston anti-slavery collection The Oasis, was an early proof of abolitionist storytelling, and it has been regarded as the female-written origin ... More


‘On the Side of Righteousness’: Women, the Church, and Abolition

Stacey Robertson

in Women, Dissent, and Anti-Slavery in Britain and America, 1790–1865

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199585489
eISBN:
9780191728969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585489.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter argues that the cooperative, open environment of the Old Northwest allowed women abolitionists to thrive in church-oriented and political anti-slavery. It explores how Unitarian, ... More


Writing Against Slavery: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Judie Newman

in Women, Dissent, and Anti-Slavery in Britain and America, 1790–1865

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199585489
eISBN:
9780191728969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585489.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the strategies which Harriet Beecher Stowe mobilized from her religious background in order to further the abolitionist cause. In Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) revivalist and ... More


Liberty Power: Antislavery Third Parties and the Transformation of American Politics

Corey M. Brooks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226307282
eISBN:
9780226307312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226307312.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book tells the story of how abolitionist activists built the most transformative third-party movement in American history and set in motion changes that eventuated in the rise of the Republican ... More


Reaction in the Lower South

Lacy K. Ford, Jr.

in Deliver Us from Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195118094
eISBN:
9780199870936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118094.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the spread of alarm and anxiety across the lower South in the aftermath of the publication of Walker's pamphlet and news of Turner's revolt. In the face of such alarming news, ... More


Moral Commerce: Quakers and the Transatlantic Boycott of the Slave Labor Economy

Julie L. Holcomb

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780801452086
eISBN:
9781501706073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452086.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

How can the simple choice of a men's suit be a moral statement and a political act? When the suit is made of free-labor wool rather than slave-grown cotton. This book traces the genealogy of the ... More


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