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Gregarious Saints : Self and Community in American Abolitionism, 1830-1870 - Lawrence J. Friedman

Gregarious Saints

Self and Community in American Abolitionism, 1830-1870

Paperback Published: 31st May 1982
ISBN: 9780521270151
Number Of Pages: 360

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This book, originally published in 1982, is an examination of antebellum abolitionism in the United States. Professor Friedman studies the abolitionists as individuals, delving into the psychology, sociology and group dynamics of the movement. He examines those 'immediatists' who, in contrast to gradualist circles of antislavery opinion, refused, as they saw it, to temporise with evil. He also explores the differences between the Boston and New York groups, assesses the role of the movement in the coming of the Civil War and develops an original view of feminist abolitionism.

Young missionaries: varieties of early immediatism
Insurgents of the Boston Clique
Stewards of the Lord
Voluntarists of the Burned-over-District
'Distinctions of sex'
'The chord of prejudice'
Righteous violence
Immediatists and radicals
A troubled jubilee
Bibliographical note
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ISBN: 9780521270151
ISBN-10: 0521270154
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 31st May 1982
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.53