and Sarat since, in each state, older arguments persisted and continued to occur with greater frequency than the new abolitionism.
From its founding in 1833 through the present, "Oberlin" has been shorthand for radical abolitionism.
Morris digs beneath this myth by mining institutional records, private correspondence, memoirs, and newspapers to reconstruct the daily lives, spiritual beliefs, and political strategies of Oberlin abolitionists.
These two, arriving from similar directions, explain most specifically the relationship between imagination and abolitionism.
Stauffer's criticism of Delbancos essay offers a thoughtful and useful commentary that presents another side of the argument, and it should definitely be read alongside the other essays.
Mott represents a "more complicated, racially egalitarian history," a lost, alternative feminism that was as purist and uncompromising as her abolitionism.
In fact, for Mott, the two reforms were inextricably related, part of the same impulse "to liberate the individual from the bonds of tradition, custom, and organized religion." Both her abolitionism and her feminism grew out of her "universal conception of liberty," in which women's rights were part of a larger struggle for "Human Rights." She was a reader of Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) and a defender of Frances Wright, the founder of the short-lived Nashoba Commune in Tennessee, which was meant to prepare slaves for liberation.
to each of his demands that American Irish share his abolitionism.
(3) Oberlin gained the reputation as the hub of western abolitionism.
The nearly unanimous population offered its town as a forum to develop an abolitionist ideology that both promised results and appealed to large numbers of otherwise skeptical Northerners who had been turned off both by ultra-radicals' shock tactics and conservatives' reactionary assaults on citizens' rights.
Picton's trial dramatised the issues in the most vivid way and contributed to the political ascendancy of abolitionism.
Part One of Rugemer's work deals with American reactions to the rise of British abolitionism.
In his first chapter, Rugemer makes the case for the existence of an Anglo-Atlantic world spanning Britain, the Caribbean, and North America, composed as late as the 19th century by economic ties, common religious developments, and a shared print culture.
Second, I examine two assumptions that underpin feminist
Liverpool, "the most Confederate city in Britain", was the hub of Southern organisation and her sentiments reflected "states rights" not Abolitionism.
Let's call it slavery, and then let's call our movement abolitionism.
Rather, it focuses on the dynamic and disturbing relationship between white advocacy and black testimony within abolitionism.
DeLombard first shows the power of black testimony in her examination of Sojourner Truth, who successfully brought two lawsuits against white men in the 1820s and 1830s.
Unfortunately, she does not delve deeply into the religious dimension of female abolitionism.
Though she acknowledges the role of Quakerism in providing early opportunities for women's activism, she does little systematic analysis of the religious affiliations of FASS members, nor does she track the changing religious sensibilities of societies or their individual members.
M.'s additional purpose is to redefine, by a historical/Christian lens, American white and black abolitionism.
She critiques current models of historic abolitionism and compellingly challenges current classifications of the movement for not fully encompassing black abolitionists (citing Aileen S.
(19.) It is commonplace to see the Second Great Awakening in the Protestant churches in the North leading to the great wave of reform movements, especially abolitionism.
(The only movements that really took off in the South were prison reform and temperance.) See, for example, Tyler's classic as well as Cross; Davis; and, most recently, Robert Abzug's ambitious attempt to capture the religious essence that held the Awakening and the various reform movements together.