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Black Puritan, Black Republican: The Life and Thought of Lemuel Haynes, 1753-1833

John Saillant

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195157178
eISBN:
9780199834617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195157176.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In the second half of the eighteenth century, British and American men and women began criticizing the slave trade and slavery as violations of the principles of Christianity, natural rights, and ... More


Ethical Life: Its Natural and Social Histories

Webb Keane

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691167732
eISBN:
9781400873593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167732.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The human propensity to take an ethical stance toward oneself and others is found in every known society, yet we also know that values taken for granted in one society can contradict those in ... More


Interlude on Christology and Race: Gregory of Nyssa as Abolitionist Intellectual

J. Kameron Carter

in Race: A Theological Account

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195152791
eISBN:
9780199870578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152791.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Here this chapter engages Gregory of Nyssa's 4th‐century unequivocal stance against slavery in any form and the manumission of all slaves, an outlook unsurpassed by anyone in antiquity. The chapter ... More


Honor, Order, and Mastery in Palmer's Biblical Imagination

Stephen R. Haynes

in Noah's Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142792
eISBN:
9780199834280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142799.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explores the way the themes of honor and order permeate Palmer's evolving interpretation of Genesis 9:20–27 and related passages throughout his long career. Particular attention is given ... More


Formalism and the Gothic Revival Among Evangelical Protestants

Jeanne Halgren Kilde

in When Church Became Theatre: The Transformation of Evangelical Architecture and Worship in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143416
eISBN:
9780199834372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143418.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Despite its effectiveness for evangelical services, the theater‐like church did not become popular after its introduction in the 1830s; in fact, it was virtually ignored as evangelicals at ... More


From Sentimentality to Social Reform: The Emergence of Radical Christian Liberalism

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:
10.1093/0195145321.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Offers an overview of antebellum social reform movements, with particular emphasis on temperance, abolitionism, and nonresistance. These movements had diverse causes, including Jeffersonian ... More


Through the Blood‐Stained Gate: Violence, Birth, and the Imago Dei in Fugitive Slave Narratives

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:
10.1093/0195145321.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Traces the development of nonviolent theology in the fugitive slave narratives published by the abolitionist movement. The new genre of the “fugitive slave narrative” grew out of the creative ... More


 The Stranger's Sabbath Home: Tremont Temple Baptist Church

Margaret Lamberts Bendroth

in Fundamentalists in the City: Conflict and Division in Boston's Churches, 1885-1950

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195173901
eISBN:
9780199835577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173902.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Organized in 1838, Tremont Temple was the leading downtown Protestant church at the turn of the century. Ardently committed to abolitionism in its early days, the Baptist congregation was organized ... More


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

Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451614
eISBN:
9780801469442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451614.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

John Brown was fiercely committed to the militant abolitionist cause, a crusade that culminated in Brown's raid on the Federal armory at Harpers Ferry in 1859 and his subsequent execution. Less well ... More


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

Daniel Ritchie

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941282
eISBN:
9781789629149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941282.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book reconsiders the career of an important, controversial, but neglected figure in this history of Irish Presbyterianism. The Revd Isaac Nelson is mostly remembered for his opposition to the ... More


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WILLIAM DUSINBERRE

in Slavemaster President: The Double Career of James Polk

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195326031
eISBN:
9780199868308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326031.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The South's response to the growth of an antislavery movement in the North proved disastrous to Southern white people. James Polk — the most powerful Southern politician in the late 1840s — imposed ... More


A Transnational Icon

Jessica M. Parr

in Inventing George Whitefield: Race, Revivalism, and the Making of a Religious Icon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628461985
eISBN:
9781626744998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461985.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Following Whitefield’s death and entombment (and some would say enshrinement) in the Old South Presbyterian Church in Newburyport, MA, his followers worked quickly to preserve his memory. They ... 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


Douglass’s Long Run

Maurice S. Lee

in Uncertain Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199797578
eISBN:
9780199932412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797578.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter discusses how African-American authors participated in the probabilistic revolution. While early black Atlantic writers largely adhered to the providential outlook of Christian ... More


The Political Thought of America's Founding Feminists

Lisa Pace Vetter

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479853342
eISBN:
9781479867752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479853342.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Frances Wright (1795–1852), Harriet Martineau (1802–1876), Angelina Grimké (1805–1879), Sarah Grimké (1792–1873), Lucretia Mott (1793–1880), Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902), and Sojourner Truth ... More


Moderator of the General Assembly

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0035
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter thirty-five recounts Hodge’s time as Moderator of the General Assembly in 1846. While Moderator, the Assembly addressed the key issues of slavery and Presbyterian Parochial Schools. In 1847, ... More


Introduction 1

Elizabeth J. Clapp

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/9780199585489.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Introduction gives an historical overview of the movements to abolish the slave trade and slavery in Britain and the United States and explores the central themes of the book. It considers the ... More


Women Abolitionists and the Dissenting Tradition

Julie Roy Jeffrey

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/9780199585489.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

While this chapter acknowledges the influence of evangelical religion on female abolitionism, it argues that anti-slavery women also exploited traditions of dissent that stretched back to Puritanism ... More


Freedom Burning: Anti-Slavery and Empire in Victorian Britain

Richard Huzzey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451089
eISBN:
9780801465819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451089.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

After Britain abolished slavery throughout most of its empire in 1834, Victorians adopted a creed of “anti-slavery” as a vital part of their national identity and sense of moral superiority over ... More


Freedom's Debtors: British Antislavery in Sierra Leone in the Age of Revolution

Padraic X. Scanlan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300217445
eISBN:
9780300231526
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217445.001.0001
Subject:
History, African History

Freedom’s Debtors is a history of the British movement to abolish the slave trade, told through the lens of the history of early colonial Sierra Leone. After the abolition of the British slave trade ... More


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