Abolitionists Remember

Abolitionists also appeared in fiction. A story serialized in Scribner's in 1893 by the well-known novelist Harold Frederic cast Farmer Beech, a Copperhead, as its main character. Starting before the war, the narrative emphasizes ...


Author: Julie Roy Jeffrey

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807837283

Category: History

Page: 352

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In Abolitionists Remember, Julie Roy Jeffrey illuminates a second, little-noted antislavery struggle as abolitionists in the postwar period attempted to counter the nation's growing inclination to forget why the war was fought, what slavery was really like, and why the abolitionist cause was so important. In the rush to mend fences after the Civil War, the memory of the past faded and turned romantic--slaves became quaint, owners kindly, and the war itself a noble struggle for the Union. Jeffrey examines the autobiographical writings of former abolitionists such as Laura Haviland, Frederick Douglass, Parker Pillsbury, and Samuel J. May, revealing that they wrote not only to counter the popular image of themselves as fanatics, but also to remind readers of the harsh reality of slavery and to advocate equal rights for African Americans in an era of growing racism, Jim Crow, and the Ku Klux Klan. These abolitionists, who went to great lengths to get their accounts published, challenged every important point of the reconciliation narrative, trying to salvage the nobility of their work for emancipation and African Americans and defending their own participation in the great events of their day.

The Abolitionists

He cast his first vote for the ticket of the Abolitionists while they were yet a "third party." The community in which he then lived, although in the free State of Ohio, was strongly pro-slavery, being not far from the Southern border.


Author: John F. Hume

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4057664616098

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

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Lincoln and the Abolitionists

abolitionists: and black rights, 54–55, 105, 107; and Civil War, 78–79, 80, 83; and colonization, 10–11; compared to Lincoln, 25–29, 36, 38, 66, 76–77; and Compromise of 1850, 30; on District of Columbia, 85; divide on Lincoln, 94–95, ...


Author: Stanley Harrold

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809336418

Category: History

Page: 168

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Abraham Lincoln has often been called the “Great Emancipator.” But he was not among those Americans who, decades before the Civil War, favored immediate emancipation of all slaves inside the United States. Those who did were the abolitionists—the men and women who sought freedom and equal rights for all African Americans. Stanley Harrold traces how, despite Lincoln’s political distance from abolitionists, they influenced his evolving political orientation before and during the Civil War. While explaining how the abolitionist movement evolved, Harrold also clarifies Lincoln’s connections with and his separation from this often fiery group. For most of his life Lincoln regarded abolitionists as dangerous fanatics. Like many northerners during his time, Lincoln sought compromise with the white South regarding slavery, opposed abolitionist radicalism, and doubted that free black people could have a positive role in America. Yet, during the 1840s and 1850s, conservative northern Democrats as well as slaveholders branded Lincoln an abolitionist because of his sympathy toward black people and opposition to the expansion of slavery. Lincoln’s election to the presidency and the onslaught of the Civil War led to a transformation of his relationship with abolitionists. Lincoln’s original priority as president had been to preserve the Union, not to destroy slavery. Nevertheless many factors—including contacts with abolitionists—led Lincoln to favor ending slavery. After Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863 and raised black troops, many, though not all, abolitionists came to view him more favorably. Providing insight into the stressful, evolving relationship between Lincoln and the abolitionists, and also into the complexities of northern politics, society, and culture during the Civil War era, this concise volume illuminates a central concern in Lincoln’s life and presidency.

The Abolitionists

... does not go so far as to advocate the abolition of the family so much as an attempt to provide a variety of new forms, and, in particular, to see the family placed within the wider context of a living and enriching community life.


Author: Ronald Fletcher

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136091803

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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In The Abolitionists (a companion volume to The Shaking of the Foundations) Ronald Fletcher turns his attention to those critics who have advocated the abolition of the family. Blaming the strength of the family for all discontents, they see the family as the deeply entrenched last bastion of an exploitative capitalist society - an obstacle to social progress and a prop for patriarchy. These new critics have exerted a growing influence throughout the 1970s and 1980s, and this is the first book to subject them to a systematic critical appraisal. The Abolitionists is a controversial and impressive defence of the modern family shaped by a century and a half of humane reform.

The Abolitionists and the South 1831 1861

increase in slave escapes and two dramatic slave uprisings around 1840 to convince white abolitionists to change their tactics and embrace the slaves as allies in the antislavery struggle. In the process, he says, abolitionists began to ...


Author: Stanley Harrold

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813187341

Category: History

Page: 234

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Within the American antislavery movement, abolitionists were distinct from others in the movement in advocating, on the basis of moral principle, the immediate emancipation of slaves and equal rights for black people. Instead of focusing on the "immediatists" as products of northern culture, as many previous historians have done, Stanley Harrold examines their involvement with antislavery action in the South—particularly in the region that bordered the free states. How, he asks, did antislavery action in the South help shape abolitionist beliefs and policies in the period leading up to the Civil War? Harrold explores the interaction of northern abolitionist, southern white emancipators, and southern black liberators in fostering a continuing antislavery focus on the South, and integrates southern antislavery action into an understanding of abolitionist reform culture. He discusses the impact of abolitionist missionaries, who preached an antislavery gospel to the enslaved as well as to the free. Harrold also offers an assessment of the impact of such activities on the coming of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Slavery Defended from Scripture Against the Attacks of the Abolitionists

These violent abolitionists have all along pressed this Conference to adopt the first resolution in the report of the Committee on Memorials , which reads thus : " Resolved , That slavery , as it exists in the Methodist Protestant ...


Author: Alexander M'Caine


ISBN: UOM:69015000007357

Category: Electronic books

Page: 28

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The Constitutional Principles of the Abolitionists and Their Endorsement by the American People A Letter to the American Anti Slavery Society Etc

goes of organizing a thoroughly efficient project of immediate abolition , by so much as the bayonet and the bullet , iron - clads and monitors , Greek - fire and swamp angels are more convincing arguments than slow appeals to the ...


Author: John JAY (Grandson of Governor John Jay.)


ISBN: BL:A0023189814


Page: 12

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American Abolitionists

For years historians have noted that it was not the abolitionists who ended slavery in the United States. Rather, it was a combination of Union armies and the actions of the slaves themselves that led to general emancipation ...


Author: Stanley Harrold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317879701

Category: History

Page: 194

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This book, the latest in the Seminar Studies in History series, examines the movement to abolish slavery in the US, from the origins of the movement in the eighteenth century through to the Civil War and the abolition of slavery in 1865. Books in this Seminar Studies in History series bridge the gap between textbook and specialist survey and consists of a brief "Introduction" and/or "Background" to the subject, valuable in bringing the reader up-to-speed on the area being examined, followed by a substantial and authoritative section of "Analysis" focusing on the main themes and issues. There is a succinct "Assessment" of the subject, a generous selection of "Documents" and a detailed bibliography. Stanley Harrold provides an accessible introduction to the subject, synthesizing the enormous amount of literature on the topic. American Abolitionists explores "the roles of slaves and free blacks in the movement, the importance of empathy among antislavery whites for the suffering slaves, and the impact of abolitionism upon the sectional struggle between the North and the South". Within a basic chronological framework the author also considers more general themes such as black abolitionists, feminism, and anti-slavery violence. For readers interested in American history.

The Abolitionist Movement

30 The Reverend Lyman Beecher's daughter Catherine also saw the abolitionists as pushing too hard when they u trie [ d ] to coerce rather than persuade public opinion . " 31 A St. Louis judge agreed that the abolitionists had a ...


Author: Claudine L. Ferrell

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313331804

Category: History

Page: 210

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This concise reference source on the struggle to end slavery in America includes illustrations, biographies, primary documents, and an annotated bibliography.