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‘The Eloquent and Fearless Friend of the Slave’

Daniel Ritchie

in Isaac Nelson: Radical Abolitionist, Evangelical Presbyterian, and Irish Nationalist

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941282
eISBN:
9781789629149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941282.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter has highlights the central importance of Nelson to Belfast anti-slavery in the 1840s and early 1850s. Nelson’s emergence as a leading anti-slavery campaigner took place against the ... More


Grassroots Activism and Female Antislavery Societies

Stacey M. Robertson

in Hearts Beating for Liberty: Women Abolitionists in the Old Northwest

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834084
eISBN:
9781469606330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899489_robertson.5
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter focuses on Lucy Wright, sister of famed abolitionist Elizur Wright, and Betsey Mix Cowles, who lived only eighty miles from Wright. Cowles had recently founded the Ashtabula County ... More


Antislavery Fairs, Cooperation, and Community Building

Stacey M. Robertson

in Hearts Beating for Liberty: Women Abolitionists in the Old Northwest

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834084
eISBN:
9781469606330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899489_robertson.8
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter discusses the reasons behind the powerful Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society's failure to send the promised box of goods to the Salem abolitionists for their annual fair. Initially, the ... More


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


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


Women Lecturers and Radical Antislavery

Stacey M. Robertson

in Hearts Beating for Liberty: Women Abolitionists in the Old Northwest

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834084
eISBN:
9781469606330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899489_robertson.9
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter describes how Abby Kelley, an experienced and road-weary Garrisonian lecturer from Massachusetts, had encountered hostile audiences across the Northeast for nearly a decade. Kelley had ... 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


Abolitionists and Fugitive Slaves

Stacey M. Robertson

in Hearts Beating for Liberty: Women Abolitionists in the Old Northwest

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834084
eISBN:
9781469606330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899489_robertson.10
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter discusses the twelfth annual meeting of the Western Anti-Slavery Society in Salem, Ohio. Most of the region's leading Garrisonian women were there, including Josephine Griffing and ... More


Yards of Cotton Cloth and Pounds of Sugar: The Transatlantic Free-Produce Movement

Julie L. Holcomb

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

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780801452086
eISBN:
9781501706073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452086.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the rise of a transatlantic free-produce movement. Parliament's abolition of the apprenticeship system and the full emancipation of the British Empire's slaves in August 1838 ... More


Worldly Associations, 1836–1841

Nancy A. Hewitt

in Radical Friend: Amy Kirby Post and Her Activist Worlds

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640327
eISBN:
9781469641423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640327.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Rochester’s boomtown atmosphere attracted a diverse population and allowed Isaac Post to open an apothecary shop to support his still growing family. As importantly, the Posts engaged new groups of ... More


The Redemption of a Heretic: Harriet Martineau and Anglo-American Abolitionism

Deborah A. Logan

in Women's Rights and Transatlantic Antislavery in the Era of Emancipation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115932
eISBN:
9780300137866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115932.003.0013
Subject:
History, Social History

A political economist and a Unitarian liberal committed to social reform, Harriet Martineau was motivated by the progressive moral and ethical evolution of humanity, the necessary prerequisite for ... More


Triumph and Tragedy on the Path to Glory

in Zachary Macaulay 1768–1838: The Steadfast Scot in the British Anti-Slavery Movement

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846316968
eISBN:
9781846317057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317057.013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter focuses on the final years of Zachary Macaulay's anti-slavery campaign. It discusses his organization of the May 1830 meeting of the Anti-Slavery Society and the involvement of his son ... More


Intervention of the Slave

Sajal Nag

in The Uprising: Colonial State, Christian Missionaries, and Anti-Slavery Movement in North-East India (1908-1954)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199460892
eISBN:
9780199086412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460892.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

As soon as Fraser recovered from his illness in England he resumed his struggle against the bawi system as practised in the Lushai Hills. Here great support came from a lady named Mary Innes Howie ... More


Conclusion: ‘Do Justice to India’: Abolitionists and Indian Slavery, 1839–1843

in Slavery, Abolitionism and Empire in India, 1772-1843

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317583
eISBN:
9781846317255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317255.015
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The first World Anti-Slavery Convention was held in London in June 1840. It was attended by abolitionists and their sympathisers from across Britain and America to address the universal abolition of ... 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


Sarah Forten's Anti-Slavery Networks

Julie Winch

in Women's Rights and Transatlantic Antislavery in the Era of Emancipation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115932
eISBN:
9780300137866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115932.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

Sarah Louisa Forten, an African-American abolitionist from Philadelphia, found herself strongly influenced by transatlantic abolitionism, which connected her to the British Isles, the European ... More


Abolitionist Bonds, 1842–1847

Nancy A. Hewitt

in Radical Friend: Amy Kirby Post and Her Activist Worlds

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640327
eISBN:
9781469641423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640327.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

By 1842, Quakers played leading roles in the Western New York Anti-Slavery (WNYASS). When Abby Kelley, Frederick Douglass, and Erasmus Hudson stopped in Rochester and spoke at African Bethel Church, ... More


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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


Introduction

Stacey M. Robertson

in Hearts Beating for Liberty: Women Abolitionists in the Old Northwest

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834084
eISBN:
9781469606330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899489_robertson.4
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This book explores the contributions of western women to the antislavery movement. It examines individuals, including Betsey Mix Cowles and Lizzie Hitchcock, and groups such as the vibrant Ashtabula ... 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


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