The Resource Abolitionism : a revolutionary movement, Herbert Aptheker

Abolitionism : a revolutionary movement, Herbert Aptheker

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Abolitionism : a revolutionary movement
Title
Abolitionism
Title remainder
a revolutionary movement
Statement of responsibility
Herbert Aptheker
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The struggle to abolish slavery was a genuine revolution, not merely a reform movement: such is the bold thesis of this interpretive history of the Abolitionist movement by a senior scholar of the black experience in America. Herbert Aptheker shows how the opposition to slavery and racism emerged through the Civil War from the 1820s as a tight organization of "professional revolutionaries," dedicated to nothing less than the confiscation of billions of dollars worth of private property in the form of slaves. These revolutionaries were well aware that by thus destroying the economic basis of ruling class power, they invoked a revolution in the established political, social, and moral order. This fresh appraisal of Abolitionism treats in full the essential role that blacks played in their own liberation. It shows how other social movements of the nineteenth century, among them the labor movement and the push for women's suffrage, found in the struggle against slavery, and throws new light on the parallels between American Abolitionism and the international revolutionary ferment of the age. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources, Aptheker reexamines the parts played by such individuals as Wendell Phillips, Benjamin Lundy, Jefferson Davis, John Brown, Nat Turner, and William Lloyd Garrison in the successes and failures of the Abolitionist movement. -- from dust jacket
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1915-2003
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Aptheker, Herbert
Index
index present
LC call number
E449
LC item number
.A156 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Antislavery movements
  • Abolitionists
  • Abolitionists
  • Antislavery movements
  • Abolitionismus
  • Geschichte
  • Sklaverei
  • Abschaffung
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Abolitionism : a revolutionary movement, Herbert Aptheker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 183-185
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early seeding of abolitionism -- Jefferson's "Fire bell in the night" -- Revolutionary consciousness: Supporters and opponents -- Social class, labor, and abolitionism -- Organization of the abolitionist movement -- Abolitionism, racism, and the Afro-American people -- Women and abolitionism -- Political prisoners and martyrs -- John Brown and revolution -- The Civil War as revolution: Abolitionism's culmination
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xviii, 196 pages
Isbn
9780805797305
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
88029461
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)18521619
  • (OCoLC)ocm18521619
Label
Abolitionism : a revolutionary movement, Herbert Aptheker
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 183-185
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Early seeding of abolitionism -- Jefferson's "Fire bell in the night" -- Revolutionary consciousness: Supporters and opponents -- Social class, labor, and abolitionism -- Organization of the abolitionist movement -- Abolitionism, racism, and the Afro-American people -- Women and abolitionism -- Political prisoners and martyrs -- John Brown and revolution -- The Civil War as revolution: Abolitionism's culmination
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xviii, 196 pages
Isbn
9780805797305
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
88029461
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)18521619
  • (OCoLC)ocm18521619

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