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Vienna and the Slave Trade, 1815

Ian Clark

in International Legitimacy and World Society

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199297009
eISBN:
9780191711428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297009.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The first case study is the Declaration against the slave trade made as part of the Congress of Vienna in 1815. How and why did this become an international concern, and with what results? The ... More


“Many negroes in these parts may prove prejudissial several wayes to us and our posteraty”: The Crucial Elements of Exclusion and Social Control in Pennsylvania’s Early Antislavery Movement

Beverly C. Tomek

in Colonization and Its Discontents: Emancipation, Emigration, and Antislavery in Antebellum Pennsylvania

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814783481
eISBN:
9780814784433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783481.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter shows that Pennsylvania antislavery, like American antislavery in general, proceeded from several motives, one of which was an effort to limit the black population from the beginning. ... More


Are They Not the Lord's Enemies?

David L. Lightner

in Slavery and the Commerce Power: How the Struggle Against the Interstate Slave Trade Led to the Civil War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300114706
eISBN:
9780300135169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300114706.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

In 1807, Congress began to exercise its acknowledged power to ban the importation of slaves from abroad, beginning in 1808. Some southern representatives in Congress realized the danger of federal ... More


“Beyond the Time of White Children”: African American Emancipation, Age, and Ascribed Neoteny in Early National Pennsylvania

Sharon Braslaw Sundue

in Age in America: The Colonial Era to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479870011
eISBN:
9781479840595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870011.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Sharon Braslaw Sundue’s essay explores the fate of young African Americans in Pennsylvania after the passage of that state’s gradual emancipation law in 1780, which freed slaves born after its ... More


“A thorough abolitionist could not be such without being a colonizationist”: Benjamin Coates and Black Uplift in the United States and Africa

Beverly C. Tomek

in Colonization and Its Discontents: Emancipation, Emigration, and Antislavery in Antebellum Pennsylvania

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814783481
eISBN:
9780814784433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783481.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the contributions of Philadelphia's Benjamin Coates, a young white Quaker who shared most of Elliott Cresson's vision and played an important role in shifting Pennsylvania ... More


The “Just Right of Freedom”: Enforcing and Expanding Gradual Emancipation

Paul J. Polgar

in Standard-Bearers of Equality: America's First Abolition Movement

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653938
eISBN:
9781469653952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653938.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

By reconstructing the individual cases recorded in the minutes of the acting and standing committees of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society and New York Manumission Society, this chapter brings to ... More


Standard-Bearers of Equality: America's First Abolition Movement

Paul J. Polgar

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653938
eISBN:
9781469653952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653938.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book recovers the racially inclusive vision of America's first abolition movement. In showcasing the activities of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, the New York Manumission Society, and their ... More


Introduction

Beverly C. Tomek

in Colonization and Its Discontents: Emancipation, Emigration, and Antislavery in Antebellum Pennsylvania

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814783481
eISBN:
9780814784433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783481.003.0010
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book aims to clarify the distinctions between political antislavery and the social movement known as abolition. It shows ... More


“Maybe the Devil has got to come out of these people before we will have peace”: Assessing the Successes and Failures of Pennsylvania’s Competing Antislavery Agendas

Beverly C. Tomek

in Colonization and Its Discontents: Emancipation, Emigration, and Antislavery in Antebellum Pennsylvania

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814783481
eISBN:
9780814784433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783481.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines Pennsylvania's three antislavery movements, all of which competed for space within the state's antislavery movement at the same time. It was not a matter of steps in which one ... More


“Calculated to remove the evils, and increase the happiness of society”: Mathew Carey and the Political and Economic Side of African Colonization

Beverly C. Tomek

in Colonization and Its Discontents: Emancipation, Emigration, and Antislavery in Antebellum Pennsylvania

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814783481
eISBN:
9780814784433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783481.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter tells the story of former Pennsylvania Abolition Society (PAS) member Mathew Carey. Carey was a Philadelphia printer and Catholic exile from Ireland who opposed bondage and oppression of ... More


“I intended well, and I hope all will end well”: Franklin’s Last Years

Carla J. Mulford

in Benjamin Franklin and the Ends of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199384198
eISBN:
9780199384211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384198.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter discusses the last period of Franklin’s life, from his triumphant return to Philadelphia after securing the Treaty of Paris to his last days. The chapter discusses Franklin’s propaganda ... More


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