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Abolitionism : A Very Short Introduction - Richard S. Newman


A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 15th August 2018
ISBN: 9780190213220
Number Of Pages: 176

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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 Grimke - 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.

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"Richard Newman's Abolitionism: A Very Short Introduction is a concise and well-written text that pulls apart the complexity of the abolitionist movement and renders it understandable and engaging to all readers."-- Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Rutgers University

List of Illustrations Preface

Ch. 1 First Freedoms: The Abolitionist Movement in Revolutionary America Ch. 2 The Rise of Black Abolitionism Ch. 3 Abolitionist Transformations, 1820s-1850s Ch. 4 The Abolitionist Movement in the Civil War Era Conclusion: Abolitionist Endings and Beginnings

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ISBN: 9780190213220
ISBN-10: 0190213221
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 15th August 2018
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.5 x 11.1  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.13

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