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6) However, if the American death penalty eventually does end, it will be in no small part because abolitionists altered their political and legal arguments and, in doing so, successfully reframed the death penalty debate.
She is aware of the motif Douglass played for the white abolitionists but she is sure that it was Douglass's rhetoric in tones that "felt like rain soaking the land with blessings" that made them realize his true greatness.
Building her argument in part on the rich body of abolitionist print culture, The Slave's Clause refutes characterization of the abolitionists as white bourgeois romantics confined to antebellum America.
Meet 14 female abolitionists who took extraordinary risks in their struggles to end slavery from the 18th century to the present.
He was not as violent as some abolitionists, like John Brown, and instead used cunning and trickery to get slaves across the Ohio River.
Increasingly, however, attention drifted away from slavery in and of itself to indictments against northern abolitionists as the papers progressed from the 1830s into the 1850s and 1860s.
Nevertheless, his delineation of Guerney's social network in the capital reinforces the importance of personal connections for abolitionists with religious sympathies.
In light of that reality, Delbanco wants readers to be uncomfortable with both unrestrained praise for the abolitionists and brusque dismissal of those who did not join that cause.
Turning to literature as his example, Delbanco explores antebellum American examples from Nathaniel Hawthorne and Herman Melville to illustrate that abolitionists, contrary to postwar reactions, were seen largely as a radical fringe group by many American writers who chose not to champion the cause in their writings.
His third press was paid for by abolitionists nationwide, who were outraged at the attempts to silence Lovejoy's voice, but the Alton mobsters -- seeing even less reason to tolerate a printing press paid for by "outsider'' abolitionists than the one previously paid for by their fellow citizens -- tossed number three into the river alongside the others.
His essay is followed by contributions by four respondents that variously defend the radicalism of the abolitionists against the views of Hawthorne and Melville, suggest that the extremism of the slave-holding elites should be seen as the true radicalism of the era, consider the impact of the historical consciousness of slavery among African American civil rights activists in the 1960s, and address the role of evangelical Protestant Christianity in the abolitionist moral imagination.
As Ontario courts continue to consider the constitutionality of Canada's prostitution law in the Bedford case, I am disturbed to hear how the relationship between prostitution abolitionists and decriminalization advocates increasingly resembles a relationship between enemies at war.
Brent Morris's "'All the truly wise or truly pious have one and the same end in view': Oberlin, the West, and Abolitionist Schism" stresses the significance of western abolitionists and the role they played in the broader national movement to end slavery.
Abolitionists in Britain were determined to prevent it.
org opens with her recitation of John Pierpont's poem "To Abolitionists.