Abolition Movement (Landmarks of the American Mosaic)

Abolition Movement (Landmarks of the American Mosaic)

Description

The practice of African slavery has been described as the United States`s most shameful sin. Undoing this practice was a long, complex struggle that lasted centuries and ultimately drove America to a bitter civil war.After an introduction that places the United States`s form of slavery into a global, historical perspective, author T. Adams Upchurch shows how an ancient custom evolved into the American South`s peculiar institution. The gripping narrative will fascinate readers, while excerpts from primary documents provide glimpses into the minds of key abolitionists and proslavery apologists. The book`s glossary, annotated bibliography, and chronology will be indispensable tools for readers researching and writing papers on slavery or abolitionists, making this text ideal for high school and college-level students.

Table of contents

Contents......Page 8
Series Foreword......Page 10
Introduction......Page 12
Chronology of American Slavery and Abolitionism......Page 18
ONE: From Common Practice to Peculiar Institution: Slavery and Abolitionism to 1816......Page 38
TWO: The Emergence of a National Movement: 1816 to 1840......Page 58
THREE: Growing Pains of the Abolition Movement: 1840 to 1848......Page 80
FOUR: Slavery, Abolition, and the West: 1848 to 1856......Page 104
FIVE: Toward the Civil War: Slavery Meets Its Doom, 1856 to 1865......Page 120
Biographical Profiles of Key Abolitionists......Page 138
Primary Documents......Page 162
A......Page 180
F......Page 181
M......Page 182
S......Page 183
U......Page 184
Annotated Bibliography......Page 186
A......Page 216
B......Page 217
C......Page 218
D......Page 219
E......Page 220
G......Page 221
H......Page 222
L......Page 223
M......Page 224
N......Page 225
P......Page 226
S......Page 227
T......Page 229
W......Page 230
About the Author......Page 232

Details

  • Author: T. Adams Upchurch
  • Edition: annotated edition
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Publisher: Greenwood
  • ISBN-10: 0313386064
  • ISBN-13: 9780313386060, 9780313386077
  • Pages: 232
  • Format: pdf
  • Size: 1.5M
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