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Prophets Of Protest: Reconsidering The History Of American Abolitionism By Timothy Patrick McCarthy,

  • Title: Prophets Of Protest: Reconsidering The History Of American Abolitionism
  • Author: Timothy Patrick McCarthy
  • ISBN: 9781565849921
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The campaign to abolish slavery in the United States was the most powerful and effective social movement of the nineteenth century and has served as a recurring source of inspiration for every subsequent struggle against injustice But the abolitionist story has traditionally focused on the evangelical impulses of white, male, middle class reformers, obscuring the contribuThe campaign to abolish slavery in the United States was the most powerful and effective social movement of the nineteenth century and has served as a recurring source of inspiration for every subsequent struggle against injustice But the abolitionist story has traditionally focused on the evangelical impulses of white, male, middle class reformers, obscuring the contributions of many African Americans, women, and others.Prophets of Protest, the first collection of writings on abolitionism in than a generation, draws on an immense new body of research in African American studies, literature, art history, film, law, women s studies, and other disciplines The book incorporates new thinking on such topics as the role of early black newspapers, antislavery poetry, and abolitionists in film and provides new perspectives on familiar figures such as Sojourner Truth, Louisa May Alcott, Frederick Douglass, and John Brown.With contributions from the leading scholars in the field, Prophets of Protest is a long overdue update of one of the central reform movements in America s history.
    Prophets Of Protest Reconsidering The History Of American Abolitionism The campaign to abolish slavery in the United States was the most powerful and effective social movement of the nineteenth century and has served as a recurring source of inspiration for every subsequ

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    1. The key claim uniting and underpinning this collection of essays is that the abolition movement was racially and culturally diverse than our current syntheses recognize The editors portray themselves as the historiographic heirs of Martin Duberman The Antislavery Vanguard, 1965 and Lewis Perry and Michael Fellman Antislavery Reconsidered, 1979 , who rehabilitated abolitionism after generations of hostility xiv xvi Historians now recognize the importance and nobility of the abolitionist cause, M [...]

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