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Author Newman, Richard S., author.

Title Abolitionism : a very short introduction / Richard S. Newman
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 154 pages) : illustrations
Series Very short introductions ; 578
Very short introductions ; 586
Contents Abolitionist Agitation in a World of Slavery and Pain -- Early Abolitionism: Prophets vs. Profits -- The Rise of Black Abolitionism and Global Anti-Slavery Struggles -- The Time Is Now: The Rise of Immediate Abolition -- The Abolitionist Crossroads -- The Abolitionist Renaissance and the Coming of the Civil War -- American Emancipations: Abolitionism in the Civil War Era -- Abolitionist Endings in the Atlantic World and New Beginnings
Summary "From early slave rebels to radical reformers of the Civil War era and beyond, the struggle to end slavery was a diverse, dynamic, and ramifying social movement. In this succinct narrative, Richard S. Newman examines the key people, themes, and ideas that animated abolitionism in the eighteenth- and nineteenth-centuries in the United States and internationally. Filled with portraits of key abolitionists - including Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Anthony Benezet, Toussaint L'Ouverture, Elizabeth Heyrick, Richard Allen, and Angelina Grimké - the book highlights abolitionists' focus on social and political action. From the Underground Railroad and legal aid for oppressed people to legislative lobbying and military service, abolitionists employed every conceivable means to attack slavery and racial injustice. Their collective struggles helped bring down slavery - the most powerful economic and political institution of the age - across the Atlantic world and inspired generations of reformers. Sharply written and highly readable, Abolitionism: A Very Short Introduction offers an inspiring portrait of the men and women who dedicated their lives to fighting racial oppression. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Abolitionists -- Biography
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History
Slavery -- History.
Slavery -- United States -- History.
Antislavery movements.
HISTORY -- United States -- 19th Century.
HISTORY -- United States -- Civil War Period (1850-1877)
HISTORY -- United States -- Colonial Period (1600-1775)
United States.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018016508
ISBN 019021323X