Their eclectic and thought provoking collection explores the international dimensions of the nineteenth-century antislavery movement
and its legacy--eleven essays from specialists based around the world that touch on places as far flung as Russia, the Congo, Sierra Leone, Haiti, the United States, the Ottoman Empire, Britain, Germany, Spain, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and France.
Library Program Author Mark Bodanza presents "Resolve and Rescue,'' his latest book chronicling the true story of Leominster's Frances Drake and the antislavery movement
. 7 p.m.
Fuller was also slow to realize that women's liberation had a great deal to do with the antislavery movement
, as Albert J.
This study compiles facts and area folklore on the antislavery movement
in DeKalb County.
[I]f God wills that [the war] continue until all the wealth piled by the bond-man's two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash, shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said "the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether." THE ANTISLAVERY MOVEMENT
WAS DIVIDED over politics and political morality, and the abolitionist vanguard (estimated by some historians to comprise no more than 1% of the general population in 1860) was despised throughout--but not only in--the South.
From the 1820s onwards, Mott was one of the earliest women to become actively involved in the American antislavery movement
. The British Quaker Elizabeth Heyrick, and her ground-breaking publication 'Immediate, Not Gradual Abolition' (1824), is identified as an early influence.
Chase headed the six members of Congress, including Charles Sumner and Giddings, who penned the 'Appeal of the Independent Democrats," labeling the bill "an atrocious plot to exclude" both immigrants and citizens "and convert the area into a dreary region of despotism inhabited by masters and slaves" Always mindful of the moral and religious implications of the antislavery movement
, he concluded the Appeal noting that "the cause of human freedom is the cause of God." The bill, he said, was a sellout to the Slave Power, and he now called for a new broad-based antislavery party to resist the South's continuing control of the federal government.
Cincinnati played its role in the antislavery movement
, when in the 1830s the Reverend Lyman Beecher was persuaded to come to the city to head Lane Theological Seminary.
These conflicting colonial ideologies, which metonymically transpose the antislavery movement
and its discontents, are further complicated.
the solution is the antislavery movement
and their abolitionist work after liberation." (6-7)
A renaissance in abolitionist studies notwithstanding, many scholars still understand the antislavery movement
within the confines of the Civil War era.
Reading about his early struggles and the horrors of slavery, one can plainly see how this man came to be such a strong proponent of the antislavery movement
. Writing the story from Henry's point of view as a child will hopefully help young people relate more easily to the era of slavery and all its atrocities.