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The Gospel, the Declaration, and the Divine Child: Theology and Literature of Ultra Reform

Dan McKanan

in Identifying the Image of God: Radical Christians and Nonviolent Power in the Antebellum United States

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145328
eISBN:
9780199834471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145321.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Examines both theoretical and literary expressions of the “ultra” reform tradition. This tradition was shaped by the charismatic personality of William Lloyd Garrison (editor of The Liberator) and ... More


William Lloyd Garrison and Emancipatory Feminism in Nineteenth-Century America

Lois A. Brown

in William Lloyd Garrison at Two Hundred

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136586
eISBN:
9780300152401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136586.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

In its maiden issue on January 1, 1831, the antislavery newspaper Liberator carried a historic and bold proclamation by its editor, William Lloyd Garrison. Only twenty-six years-old at the time, ... More


William Lloyd Garrison at Two Hundred: His Radicalism and His Legacy for Our Time

David W. Blight

in William Lloyd Garrison at Two Hundred

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136586
eISBN:
9780300152401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136586.003.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

As a historical, storied figure, William Lloyd Garrison is troubling and controversial. Along with Frederick Douglass, he was the most significant reformer in nineteenth-century America. Ironically, ... More


Garrison at Two Hundred: The Family, the Legacy, and the Question of Garrison's Relevance in Contemporary America

Lloyd McKim Garrison

in William Lloyd Garrison at Two Hundred

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136586
eISBN:
9780300152401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136586.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines whether America was truly a safe place for William Lloyd Garrison and many of his ideas. It first looks at the commitments to egalitarian ideals lived out by so many of ... More


“And There Shall Be No More Sea”: William Lloyd Garrison and the Transatlantic Abolitionist Movement

Richard J. M. Blackett

in William Lloyd Garrison at Two Hundred

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136586
eISBN:
9780300152401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136586.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

William Lloyd Garrison and George Thompson, the British abolitionist, played central roles in the fight to win freedom for slaves in the United States. For more than three decades, they struggled to ... More


Movements and Monuments

Margot Minardi

in Making Slavery History: Abolitionism and the Politics of Memory in Massachusetts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195379372
eISBN:
9780199869152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379372.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter shows how the idea that slavery was fundamentally at odds with local heritage shaped abolitionist efforts to gain public support in the 1830s and 40s. In Boston, as the construction of ... More


‘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


America's Joan of Arc: The Life of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

J. Matthew Gallman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161458
eISBN:
9780199788798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161458.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

One of the most celebrated women of her time, Anna Elizabeth Dickinson was a charismatic orator, writer, and actress, who rose to fame during the Civil War and remained in the public eye for the next ... More


God, Garrison, and the Coming of the Civil War

James Brewer Stewart

in William Lloyd Garrison at Two Hundred

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136586
eISBN:
9780300152401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136586.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines William Lloyd Garrison's role in northern politics between 1831 and 1861 as Civil War erupted in America due to sectional division. It also assesses the impact of the entire ... More


“Yours for the Jubilee”: The Abolitionists’ Scriptural Imagination, 1808–1865

John Coffey

in Exodus and Liberation: Deliverance Politics from John Calvin to Martin Luther King Jr.

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199334223
eISBN:
9780199369393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334223.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion, Political History

After the ending of the Atlantic slave trade, the attention of abolitionists turned to the problem of emancipation. By the 1830s, many supported immediate emancipation, turning biblical mottoes into ... More


Civil War America

Peter Brock (ed.)

in Liberty and Conscience: A Documentary History of Conscientious Objectors in America through the Civil War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151220
eISBN:
9780199870424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151224.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Thirteen documents are presented, with an introductory text, illustrating the experiences of conscientious objectors in America in the Civil War. This war presented many pacifists, especially in the ... More


“The Cause Is God’s and Must Prevail”: Building an Anticolonizationist Wall in Great Britain, 1830–1850

Ousmane K. Power-Greene

in Against Wind and Tide: The African American Struggle against the Colonization Movement

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823178
eISBN:
9781479876693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823178.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the anticolonization movement in Britain and how it helped black abolitionists in their fight to end slavery in the United States. During the 1830s and 1840s, the American ... More


Putting Politics Back In: Rethinking the Problem of Political Abolitionism

Bruce Laurie

in William Lloyd Garrison at Two Hundred

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300136586
eISBN:
9780300152401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300136586.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines William Lloyd Garrison's strategies and tactics in politics in Massachusetts throughout the early and mid-1840s. It looks at how Garrison and his allies pitted their non-voting, ... More


Pursuing Equality: Abolitionists, Antislavery Constitutionalism, and Pursuit of National Reconstruction

Elizabeth Beaumont

in The Civic Constitution: Civic Visions and Struggles in the Path toward Constitutional Democracy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199940066
eISBN:
9780199369782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199940066.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Democratization

Chapter 4 turns to abolitionists’ development of antislavery constitutionalism and their project for national reconstruction. The chapter argues that the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth ... 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


The New Republic to Antebellum America

Peter Brock (ed.)

in Liberty and Conscience: A Documentary History of Conscientious Objectors in America through the Civil War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151220
eISBN:
9780199870424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151224.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Eleven documents are presented, with an introductory text, illustrating the treatment of conscientious objectors in America in the period between the War of the Revolution (which started in 1775) and ... More


The Bible and Slavery

Mark A. Noll

in America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151114
eISBN:
9780199834532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151119.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Central to the slavery debate was the issue of how to use the Scripture. Three major positions emerged on the Bible and slavery. Theological conservatives usually defended a literal reading of 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


“One of the Wildest Projects Ever”: Abolitionists and the Anticolonizationist Impulse, 1830–1840

Ousmane K. Power-Greene

in Against Wind and Tide: The African American Struggle against the Colonization Movement

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823178
eISBN:
9781479876693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823178.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the role of anticolonization ideology and activism within the abolitionist movement during the period 1830–1840. From the Mid-Atlantic to New England, African Americans aired ... More


Racial Tensions

Alexander Tsesis

in For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195379693
eISBN:
9780199949847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379693.003.0011
Subject:
History, Political History

It was easy enough to laud the Declaration's signers. Of greater moment was the need to live up to its dictates. Speaking at a Civil War veterans' reunion in 1875, Sen. Oliver Morton of Indiana ... More


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