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The Resource American antislavery writings : colonial beginnings to emancipation, James G. Basker, editor

American antislavery writings : colonial beginnings to emancipation, James G. Basker, editor

Label
American antislavery writings : colonial beginnings to emancipation
Title
American antislavery writings
Title remainder
colonial beginnings to emancipation
Statement of responsibility
James G. Basker, editor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, here is a collection of writings that charts our nation{u2019}s long, heroic confrontation with its most poisonous evil. It{u2019}s an inspiring moral and political struggle whose evolution parallels the story of America itself. To advance their cause, the opponents of slavery employed every available literary form: fiction and poetry, essay and autobiography, sermons, pamphlets, speeches, hymns, plays, even children{u2019}s literature. This is the first anthology to take the full measure of a body of writing that spans nearly two centuries and, exceptionally for its time, embraced writers black and white, male and female. Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, Phillis Wheatley, and Olaudah Equiano offer original, even revolutionary, eighteenth century responses to slavery. With the nineteenth century, an already diverse movement becomes even more varied: the impassioned rhetoric of Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison joins the fiction of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa May Alcott, and William Wells Brown; memoirs of former slaves stand alongside protest poems by John Greenleaf Whittier, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Lydia Sigourney; anonymous editorials complement speeches by statesmen such as Charles Sumner and Abraham Lincoln. Features helpful notes, a chronology of the antislavery movement, and a color insert of illustrations
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Label
American antislavery writings : colonial beginnings to emancipation, James G. Basker, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
sky250050597
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 963 p., [16] p. of plates:
Isbn
9781598531961
Lccn
2012935173
Other physical details
ill.;
Label
American antislavery writings : colonial beginnings to emancipation, James G. Basker, editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
sky250050597
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 963 p., [16] p. of plates:
Isbn
9781598531961
Lccn
2012935173
Other physical details
ill.;

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