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Declarations of Independence: African American Abolitionists and the Struggle for Racial and Rhetorical Self-Determination

Jacqueline Bacon

in Critical Rhetorics of Race

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762226
eISBN:
9780814765296
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762226.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the rhetoric and critiques of slavery by black abolitionists who were constrained by white abolitionists who held white supremacist beliefs that blacks lacked the intellectual ... More


White Slavery, Abolition, and Coalition: Languages of Race, Class, and Gender

David R. Roediger

in Colored White: Transcending the Racial Past

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233416
eISBN:
9780520930803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233416.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the positions taken by African American abolitionists in response to the claims that slavery described the positions of antebellum workers and of white women. It argues that ... More


Freedom and Deference: Society, Antislavery, and Black Intellectualism

Elisa Tamarkin

in Anglophilia: Deference, Devotion, and Antebellum America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226789446
eISBN:
9780226789439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226789439.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter looks at the Anglicization of antislavery and how black abolitionists refashioned themselves as “Englishmen,” touring Britain with copies of Jane Macaulay, while seeking out the very ... More


Licentiousness in All Its Forms

April R. Haynes

in Riotous Flesh: Women, Physiology, and the Solitary Vice in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226284590
eISBN:
9780226284767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284767.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

“Licentiousness in All its Forms” recovers African American women’s significant intervention into sexual discourse between 1835 and 1845, a period here designated the interracial moment in moral ... More


Who Worked at the Post Office (Before 1940)?

Philip F. Rubio

in There's Always Work at the Post Office: African American Postal Workers and the Fight for Jobs, Justice, and Equality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833421
eISBN:
9781469604053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895733_rubio.8
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on William Harvey Carney, a slave who ran away from Norfolk, Virginia while still a teenager. Using the Underground Railroad in the early 1850s, Carney made his way to New ... More


Black Evangelical Diaspora in the Greater Caribbean

John W. Catron

in Embracing Protestantism: Black Identities in the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061634
eISBN:
9780813051086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061634.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Blacks who lived along the Atlantic littoral realized that the most effective way to gain some respite from slavery was to use white-dominated churches as a way to harness Atlantic-world religious ... More


Bailing the Atlantic with a Spoon: Free Produce in the 1840s and 1850s

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/9780801452086.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines how the free-produce movement fared from the 1840s through the 1860s, with particular emphasis on the efforts of Quakers, women, and black abolitionists to keep the boycott ... More


Destination Freedom

Cheryl Janifer LaRoche

in Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad: The Geography of Resistance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038044
eISBN:
9780252095894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038044.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

By focusing on the geography of resistance and its landscape features in four different Black settlements, this book has cast a different light on the nature of Black escape from slavery and the ... 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


Anthony Benezet: Working the Antislavery Cause inside and outside of “The Society”

Maurice Jackson

in Quakers and Abolition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038266
eISBN:
9780252096129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038266.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the global impact of Anthony Benezet's antislavery ministry, including Benezet's influence on black abolitionists outside the Society of Friends. More than any other ... More


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