Building on Baumgartner's work, Professor Austin Sarat of Amherst College argues that abolitionist rhetoric has so radically shifted that we are living in an era of what he calls "the new abolitionism
," an era in which moral, philosophical, and pragmatic opposition to the death penalty has been, he claims, displaced in importance by rhetoric that highlights problems in the processes of guilt determination and sentencing.
Only after chapters on slave resistance and fugitive slave abolitionism
does Sinha turn to abolitionist politics and Civil War.
Unlike typical accounts of British abolitionism
, Revolutionary Emancipation does not depict a clear-cut dichotomy between humanitarian reformers and the planting interest.
Oberlin, Hotbed of Abolitionism
: College, Community, and the Fight for Freedom and Equality in Antebellum America, by J.
continues to pursue the strategy suggested by Angela Davis, and while disarticulating crime from punishment, it elaborates alternative conceptualizations of crime, critical analyses of law, and radical thinking around the very nature, function, and philosophy of punishment.
Amid general movements and events, the work introduces timely concepts, particularly muckraking, Puritanism, terrorism, fraudulent land grabs, and identification of Indians as "undesirables" and African abductees as "other." By turning abolitionism
and the Underground Railroad into blips, the text bypasses the work of William Lloyd Garrison and Harriet Tubman in overcoming flaws in Constitutional guarantees of equality.
Formally defined by Cain, abolitionism
was an ideological support for immediate emancipation "without compensation to slave owners for their lost "property" and without any expectation or requirement that freed blacks would be transported abroad." (5) Garrison was unique in that he supported both these measures, but also maintained a belief in the equality of black people and white people.
Chapters focus on "The Early Tobacco Colonies", "Caribbean Sugar Economies in the Eighteenth Century", "The French Revolution in the Antilles", "The Sugar Revolution in Cuba and Puerto Rico", "Abolitionism
in the Spanish Antiles", "Plantations under American Control" and much more.
Andrew Delbanco's brief volume The Abolitionist Imagination offers a civil discourse on the topic of abolitionism
as applied, not only to the anti-slavery movement of the nineteenth century, but also to his theory that such movements reflect a "recurrent American phenomenon" (3).
Fathers, Daughters, and Slaves works to expand the study of abolitionism
as a particular area of French political thought by accounting for the constraints placed upon women writers at the time and by foregrounding how those limits have continued to influence the reception and study of their work.
In sections on imagining a new world, politics and its discontents, and heading south to the slave states, they consider such aspects as John Muir and Robert Louis Stevenson in California, the failure of Dickens' transatlantic dream in American Notes, Fanny Trollope visits Charles Bird King's portraits of Indian chiefs, Harriet Martineau's transatlantic abolitionism
, cultural role-playing and surrogate narration in Kemble's Georgian journal, and alien national narrative in Henry James' The American Scene.
Bradley Thompson demonstrates as much in his article "The New Abolitionism
: Why Education Emancipation is the Moral Imperative of our Time.") (2)
Faulkner, a former editorial assistant at the Lucretia Mott Papers Project, focuses on three aspects of Mott's activism: her Quakerism, her abolitionism
, and her feminism.
To make her argument, Murphy traces the career of Daniel O'Connell and the rise of Irish nationalism as well as the development of abolitionism
in the United States.
They also rejected abolitionism
and defended slavery as a sinful institution needing to be tolerated occasionally for the sake of the common good.