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“That is the last speech he will ever make”: The Antebellum Racial Alliances

Desmond S. King and Rogers M. Smith

in Still a House Divided: Race and Politics in Obama's America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142630
eISBN:
9781400839766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142630.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses the formation of political alliances centered on differences over racial politics in antebellum America. Even before there was a Constitution, there were pro-slavery and ... 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


Distant freedom: "St Helena and the abolition of the slave trade, 1840-1872"

Andrew Pearson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781781382837
eISBN:
9781781383957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382837.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book is an examination of the South Atlantic island of St Helena’s involvement in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade. In the decades after 1807, British anti-slavery revolved around ... More


Elizabeth: A Daughter’s Dilemma

Anne Stott

in Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter looks at Elizabeth Wilberforce, William Wilberforce’s surviving daughter. It shows her limited life choices compared with those available to her brothers, her emotional and spiritual ... More


Internal Affairs: How the Structure of NGOs Transforms Human Rights

Wendy H. Wong

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450792
eISBN:
9780801466069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450792.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Why are some international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) more politically salient than others, and why are some NGOs better able to influence the norms of human rights? This book shows how the ... More


Introduction 1

Elizabeth J. Clapp

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/9780199585489.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Introduction gives an historical overview of the movements to abolish the slave trade and slavery in Britain and the United States and explores the central themes of the book. It considers the ... More


Complicating the Story: Religion and Gender in Historical Writing on British and American Anti-Slavery

David Turley

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/9780199585489.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter traces historical writing on British and American anti-slavery through three phases encompassing writing by participants, the generations of twentieth century professional historians ... More


‘We Ought to Obey God rather than Man’: Women, Anti-Slavery, and Nonconformist Religious Cultures 1

Alison Twells

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/9780199585489.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the involvement of English Baptist and Congregational women in the anti-slavery movement in the 1820s and 1830s. Focusing on Mary-Anne Rawson (1801-1887), a Congregationalist in ... More


The Dissenting Voice of Elizabeth Heyrick: An Exploration of the Links Between Gender, Religious Dissent, and Anti-Slavery Radicalism

Clare Midgley

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/9780199585489.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Elizabeth Heyrick's 1824 pamphlet Immediate, not Gradual Abolition challenged the policy of amelioration and gradual emancipation adopted by the Anti-Slavery Society in Britain at its foundation in ... More


Immediatism, Dissent, and Gender: Women and the Sentimentalization of Transatlantic Anti-Slavery Appeals 1

Carol Lasser

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/9780199585489.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter distinguishes between anti-slavery arguments developed by dissenting women in Britain and America between the 1790s and the 1850s. While women on both sides of the Atlantic asserted the ... More


Women Abolitionists and the Dissenting Tradition

Julie Roy Jeffrey

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/9780199585489.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

While this chapter acknowledges the influence of evangelical religion on female abolitionism, it argues that anti-slavery women also exploited traditions of dissent that stretched back to Puritanism ... 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


Abolition Poison and Southern Antidotes

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/9780195118094.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter details the broader southern reaction to the abolition mail and petition campaigns crafted by the American Anti-slavery Society. Spreading alarm and producing a call for unity and ... More


Freedom Burning: Anti-Slavery and Empire in Victorian Britain

Richard Huzzey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451089
eISBN:
9780801465819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451089.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

After Britain abolished slavery throughout most of its empire in 1834, Victorians adopted a creed of “anti-slavery” as a vital part of their national identity and sense of moral superiority over ... More


Oroonoko

Jane Spencer

in Aphra Behn's Afterlife

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184942
eISBN:
9780191674402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184942.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter traces the metamorphosis of Oroonoko into a vehicle for anti-slavery sentiment, showing how this change coincided with a tendency to play down the significance of Aphra Behn as narrator ... More


Science, race relations and resistance: Britain, 1870-1914

Douglas A. Lorimer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719033575
eISBN:
9781781705766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719033575.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This study of the ‘colour question’, 1870-1914, offers a new account of the British Empire‘s most disturbing legacy. Following contradictions within the ideology of empire, the book provides a ... More


Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888)

Louis P. Masur (ed.)

in “… The Real War Will Never Get in the Books”: Selections from Writers During the Civil War

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195098372
eISBN:
9780199853908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098372.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Louisa May Alcott craved action. The Civil War gave her a chance, and she took it. In the Fall of 1862 she applied to serve as a nurse in Washington. On December 11th of that yaer, she received ... More


“Stimulate Every Whig to Turn Out”

Michael F. Holt

in The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161045
eISBN:
9780199849635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161045.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Since Whigs won the presidency in 1840 and 1848 while running military heroes without platforms, historians normally pair those two elections to demonstrate the Whigs' unprincipled expediency, their ... More


Free Men and Free Speech: 1834–1837

Joan D. Hedrick

in Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096392
eISBN:
9780199854288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Harriet Beecher Stowe embarked upon housekeeping during the turbulent decade of the 1830s when anti-slavery riots erupted in most of the major cities. Harriet ... More


Cato's Daughter: 1851–1853

Joan D. Hedrick

in Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096392
eISBN:
9780199854288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096392.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

As “Cato's daughter,” Harriet Beecher Stowe's reliance on male institutions of power to which she had always had some access kept her from affirming a more radical consciousness of her sex. Stowe ... More


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