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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


Introduction: Searching for the Brown Women

Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451614
eISBN:
9780801469442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451614.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introductory chapter presents the account of American abolitionist John Brown's raid at Harpers Ferry, particularly the event that happened to his wife, daughters, and daughters-in-law the night ... More


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