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By Various, Mason Lowance

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ISBN-13: 9780140437584

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This colleciton assembles greater than 40 speeches, lectures, and essays severe to the abolitionist campaign, that includes writing by way of William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Lydia Maria baby, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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Early opponents of slavery were primarily religious figures, like the founder of Methodism, John Wesley, who wrote a treatise attacking the institution in the mid-eighteenth century. The Quaker meetings collectively opposed slavery, and one among them, John Woolman, eloquently told of the anguish of conscience he suffered when required by his employer, a New Jersey lawyer, to write an indenture of sale for the purchase of a slave. Moreover, slavery was challenged by natural rights theorists of the Enlightenment, and it is one of the ironies of American history that the most eloquent articulation of those principles composed by an American, the Declaration of Independence, should have been authored by Thomas Jefferson, master of a Virginia plantation and the owner of slaves.

K. Hall, 1991. ———, ed. The Frederick Douglass Reader. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996. Aptheker, Herbert. Abolitionism: A Revolutionary Movement. Boston: Twayne Publishers for G. K. Hall, 1971. Baker, Houston. Long Black Song: Essays in Black American Literature and Culture. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1972. Bartlett, Irving. Wendell and Ann Phillips: The Community of Reform, 1840-1880. New York: W. W. Norton, 1979. Berlin, Ira. Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America.

Martin‘s, 1998], chps. ) Garrison was a strident and sometimes monotonous speaker, unlike Wendell Phillips, who had the oratorical skills of an evangelical minister. But his message was always clear: “I hate slavery as I hate nothing else in this world. ” His personal anger and sense of outrage were often less balanced and controlled than Douglass’s or Phillips’s, even though Douglass had scars on his back from youthful floggings and suffered his entire life the discrimination practiced against Negroes in nineteenth-century America.

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