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William Lloyd Garrison at Two Hundred

James Stewart (ed.)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136586
eISBN:
9780300152401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136586.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

William Lloyd Garrison (1805–1879) was one of the most militant and uncompromising abolitionists in the United States. As the editor of the abolitionist paper Liberator and cofounder of the American ... More


Abolitionist Mediascapes: The American Anti-Slavery Society and the Sacred Geography of Emancipation

Jerome Tharaud

in Apocalyptic Geographies: Religion, Media, and the American Landscape

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691200101
eISBN:
9780691203263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691200101.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces how American abolitionists took up evangelical media strategies in the mid- and late 1830s, launching circulating antislavery libraries that adapted evangelical space to the ... More


The Door to the Slave Bastille

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/9780300114706.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

An organized, militant movement against slavery in America began in January 1831, when William Lloyd Garrison published the first issue of his new paper, the Liberator. He would also found the New ... More


The Domestic Slave Trade in America: The Lifeblood of the Southern Slave System

Steven Deyle

in The Chattel Principle: Internal Slave Trades in the Americas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300103557
eISBN:
9780300129472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300103557.003.0005
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter presents James G. Birney's statement of the status of slavery in the Upper South. In one of his first public appearances, at the second annual meeting of the American Anti-Slavery ... More


16

Gerda Lerner

in The Grimké Sisters from South Carolina: Pioneers for Women's Rights and Abolition

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807855669
eISBN:
9781469604879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807855669.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The agents of the American Anti-Slavery Society achieved great things. The number of abolition societies more than doubled between 1835 and 1837. Petitioning was a huge part of their work. The ... More


The Abolition Movement and the Problem of the Constitution

Daniel W. Crofts

in Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627311
eISBN:
9781469627335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627311.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter One considers how abolitionists struggled to reconcile their hatred of slavery with the US Constitution, which most Americans understood to allow slavery in the states that wished to have it. ... More


A Bible House Divided

John Fea

in The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190253066
eISBN:
9780190253097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190253066.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

This chapter explores the role that the American Bible Society (ABS) played in the American Civil War. It begins with the ABS position on slavery and its inability to distribute Bibles directly to ... More


Mashpee to Washington Street { 1837–1839 }

Philip F. Gura

in Life of William Apess, Pequot

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469619989
eISBN:
9781469623207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469619989.003.0007
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on William Apess's life as a lecturer in lower Manhattan, the working-class section of New York City, during the period 1837–9. Buoyed by the Mashpee Indians' success before the ... More


The Struggle for Equal Rights

Faye E. Dudden

in Fighting Chance: The Struggle over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199772636
eISBN:
9780190254476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199772636.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the struggle for equal rights between women and black men in America during the late nineteenth century. More specifically, it examines the dispute between Wendell Phillips ... More


The Tyrant's Grapple by Our Vote, We'll Loosen from Our Brother's Throat: Oberlin, Free Soil, and the Fight for Equal Rights

J. Brent Morris

in Oberlin, Hotbed of Abolitionism: College, Community, and the Fight for Freedom and Equality in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618272
eISBN:
9781469618296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina9781469618272.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes how Oberlin abolitionists, despite their involvement in politics, remained true to the principal tenet of the original Liberty Party platform and even the 1833 “Declaration of ... More


[Page 9]Escape, &c.

Moses Roper

in A Narrative of the Adventures and Escape of Moses Roper, from American Slavery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807869659
eISBN:
9781469602912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869666_roper.7
Subject:
History, African-American History

This part of the book contains Moses Roper's autobiographical meditation about race in antebellum America. In it, he describes his life from his birth in North Carolina through to his travels around ... More


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