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Abolitionists

(see also Slavery & American Radicalism)


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Basics

On the Web: Articles

A Model of Intolerance. David Neff, Christianity Today (4/05). Review essay on Wise, Though the Heavens May Fall.

On the Web: Specialized Sites

In the Library: Articles

Aptheker, Herbert. "The Negro in the Abolitionist Movement," in his Essays in the History of the American Negro (NY, 1945), pp. 111-60.

Davis, David Brion. "Reflections on abolitionism & ideological hegemony," American Historical Review 92,4 (10/87):797-812.

Harrold, Stanley. "John Brown's forerunners: slave rescue attempts & the Abolitionists, 1841-51," Radical History Review 5 (win 93):89-112.

Haskell, Thomas L. "Convention & hegemonic interest in the debate over antislavery: a reply to Davis & Ashworth," American Historical Review (10/87):829-78.

Hitchens, Christopher. "The man who ended slavery," Atlantic Monthly (5/05). Review essay on Reynolds, John Brown, Abolitionist.

Mintz. Steven. "Models of emancipation during the Age of Revolution," Slavery & Abolition 17,2 (8/96):1-21.

Neff, David. "A model of intolerance," Christianity Today (4/05).

Rayback, Joseph G. "The American workingman & the anti-slavery crusade," Journal of Economic History 3 (1943):152-63.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Aptheker, Herbert. Abolitionism: A Revolutionary Movement (Boston: Twayne, 1989).

Auping, John A. Religion & Social Justice: the Case of Christianity & the Abolition of Slavery in America (México, 1994).

Azevedo, Celia Maria Marinho de. Abolitionism in the US & Brazil: A Comparative Perspective (NY: Garland, 1995).

Bentley, Judith. Harriet Tubman (NY: F. Watts, 1990).

Blassingame, John W. (ed.) The Frederick Douglass Papers (5 vols.; New Haven: Yale, 1979-92).

Blight, David W. Frederick Douglass' Civil War: Keeping Faith in Jubilee (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State, 1989).

Blockson, Charles. The Underground Railroad (NY: Prentice-Hall, 1987).

Buckmaster, Henrietta. Let My People Go: The Story of the Underground Railroad & the Growth of the Abolition Movement (NY: Harper, 1941).

Burke, Ronald K. Frederick Douglass: A Crusading Orator for Human Rights (NY: Garland, 1996).

Cain, William E. William Lloyd Garrison & the Fight Against Slavery: Selections from The Liberator (Boston: Bedford, 1995).

Chesebrough, David B. Frederick Douglass: Oratory from Slavery (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1998).

Coffin, Levi. Reminiscences of Levi Coffin: The Reputed President of the Underground Railroad (NY: A.M. Kelley, 1968).

Conrad, Earl. Harriet Tubman, Negro Soldier & Abolitionist (NY: International, 1942).

Davis, David Brion. The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Revolution, 1770-1823 (Ithaca: Cornell, 1974).

DeCaro, Louis A. Jr. "Fire From the Midst of You": A Religious Life of John Brown (NY: NYU, 2003).

Dillon, Merton L. The Abolitionists: The Growth of a Dissenting Minority (DeKalb IL: Northern Illinois U, 1974).

Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of... (NY: Chelsea, 1988).

Duberman, Martin (ed.) The Antislavery Vanguard: New Essays on the Abolitionists (Princeton: Princeton U, 1965).

Du Bois, W.E. Burghardt. John Brown [1909] (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1997).

Fitch, Suzanne Pullon. Sojourner Truth as Orator: Wit, Story, & Song (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1997).

Fladeland, Betty. Abolitionists & Working-Class Problems in the Age of Industrialization (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State, 1984).

Foner, Philip. Frederick Douglass: A Biography (NY: Citadel, 1964).

__________ (ed.) Frederick Douglass on Women's Rights (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1976).

Genovese, Eugene. From Rebellion to Revolution: Afro-American Slave Revolts in the Making of the Modern World (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State, 1979).

Goodman, Paul. Of One Blood: Abolitionism & the Origins of Racial Equality (Berkeley: U. of California, 1998).

Harding, Vincent. There is a River: The Black Struggle for Freedom in America (NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1981).

Harrold, Stanley. The Abolitionists & the South, 1831-1861 (Lexington KY: U. Kentucky, 1995).

Hart, Richard. Slaves Who Abolished Slavery: Blacks in Rebellion (Kingston, 1985).

Hawkins, Hugh. The Abolitionists: Immediatism & the Question of Means (Boston: Heath, 1964).

Heuman, G. (ed.) Out of the House of Bondage: Runawazys, Resistance & Marronage in Africa & the New World ( (?, 1986).

Hildreth, Richard. Despotism in America. An Inquiry into the Nature, Results & Legal Basis of the Slave-Holding System in the US [1854] (NY: Negro Universities, 1968).

Hochschild, Adam. Bury the Chains: Prophets & Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves (NY: Houghton Mifflin, 2005). Abolitionism in the British Empire.

Jeffrey, Julie Roy. The Great Silent Army of Abolitionism: Ordinary Women in the Antislavery Movement (Chapel Hill: U. North Carolina, 1998).

Katz, William Loren (ed.) Negro Protest Pamphlets: A Compendium (NY: Arno, 1969).

Kraditor, Aileen S. Means & Ends in American Abolitionism: Garrison & His Critics on Strategy & Tactics, 1834-1850 (NY: Pantheon, 1969).

Lampe, Gregory. Frederick Douglass: Freedom's Voice, 1818-1845 (East Lansing: Michigan State, 1998).

Lawson, Bill E. & Frank M. Kirkland (eds.) Frederick Douglass: A Critical Reader (Malden MA: Blackwell, 1999).

Lerner, Gerda. The Grimké Sisters from South Carolina: Pioneers for Women's Rights & Abolition (NY: Oxford, 1998).

Lynd, Staughton. Class Conflict, Slavery, & the US Constitution: Ten Essays (Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1968).

McFeely, William. Frederick Douglass (NY: Norton, 1991).

McKivigan, John R. The War Against Proslavery Religion: Abolitionism & the Northern Churches, 1830-1865 (Ithaca: Cornell, 1984).

__________. & Mitchell Snay (eds.) Religion & the Antebellum Debate over Slavery (Athens GA: U. Georgia, 1998).

__________ (ed.) Abolitionism & American Law (NY: Garland, 1999).

__________ (ed.) Abolitionism & American Politics & Government (NY: Garland, 1999).

__________ (ed.) Abolitionism & American Reform (NY: Garland, 1999).

__________ (ed.) Abolitionism & American Religion (NY: Garland, 1999).

__________ (ed.) Abolitionism & Issues of Race & Gender (NY: Garland, 1999).

__________ & Stanley Harrold (eds.) Antislavery Violence: Sectional, Racial & Cultural Conflict in Antebellum America (Knoxville: U. Tennessee, 1999).

Morone, James. Hellfire Nation: The Politics of Sin in American History (New Haven: Yale, 2003). Engaging & informative though surprisingly ahistorical & secularist exploration of moral tradition in radicalism left & right.

Oates, Stephen B. To Purge This Land with Blood: A Biography of John Brown (NY: Harper & Row, 1970).

__________. Our Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln, John Brown, & the Civil War Era (Amherst: U. Massachusetts, 1979).

__________ & Buz Wyeth (eds.) The Approaching Fury: Voices of the Storm, 1820-1861 (NY: HarperCollins, 1997).

Painter, Nell Irvin. Sojourner Truth: A Life, A Symbol (NY: Norton, 1996).

Quarles, Benjamin. Frederick Douglass [1948] (NY: Da Capo, 1997).

__________. Black Abolitionists (NY: Oxford, 1969).

Redpath, James. The Roving Editor, or, Talks with Slaves in the Southern States (ed. John R. McKivigan; University Park PA: Pennsylvania State, 1996).

Reynolds, David S. John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War & Seeded Civil Rights (NY: Knopf, 2005).

Ruchames, Louis (ed.) A John Brown Reader: The Story of John Brown in his Own Words, in the Words of Those Who Knew Him, and in the Poetry & Prose of the Literary Heritage (London: Abelard-Schuman, 1959).

__________ (ed.) The Abolitionists: A Collection of their Writings (NY: Putnam, 1963).

Siebert, Wilbur Henry. The Underground Railroad from Slavery to Freedom [1898] (NY: Arno, 1968).

Smith, Elbert B. The Death of Slavery: The US, 1835-1865 (Chicago: U. Chicago, 1967).

Sorin, Gerald. Abolitionism: A New Perspective (NY: Praeger, 1972).

Speicher, Anna M. The Religious World of Antislavery Women: Spirituality in the Lives of Five Abolitionist Lecturers (Syracuse: Syracuse U., 2000).

Stetson, Erlene & Linda David. Glorying in Tribulation: The Lifework of Sojourner Truth (East Lansing MI: Michigan State, 1994).

Stewart, James Brewer. Holy Warriors: The Abolitionists & American Slavery [1976] (rev. ed.; NY: Hill & Wang, 1996).

Sundquist, Eric J. (ed.) Frederick Douglass: New Literary & Historical Essays (NY: Cambridge, 1990).

Villard, Oswald Garrison. John Brown, 1800-1859: A Biography Fifty Years After (rev. ed.; NY: Knopf, 1943).

Warren, Robert Penn. John Brown: The Making of a Martyr (NY: Payson & Clarke, 1929).

Wise, Stephen M. Though the Heavens May Fall: The Landmark Trial that Led to the End of Human Slavery (Cambridge MA: Da Capo, 2005). Granville Sharp, "religious bigot" & early British abolitionist.

Wu, Jin-ping. Frederick Douglass & the Black Liberation Movement: The North Star of American Blacks (NY: Garland, 2000).

In the Library: Fiction

Hildreth, Richard. Archy Moore, the White Slave, or, Memories of a Fugitive [1856] (NY: Negro Universities, 1969). Abolitionist classic: critique of Northerners who returned fugitive slaves to South, presenting slave characters who don't hesitate to offer active resistance to authority.

Smiley, Jane. The All-True Travels & Adventures of Lidie Newton: A Novel (NY: Knopf, 1998).

Stowe, Harriet Beecher. Uncle Tom's Cabin [1852] (NY: Washington Square, 1963).

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

Benet, Stephen Vincent. John Brown's Body (NY: Farrar & Rinehart, 1928).

Channing, William Ellery. John Brown & the Heroes of Harper's Ferry: A Poem (Boston: Cupples, Upham, 1886).

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

"Mary Brown, Abolitionist," by Peggy Eyres. Greg Artzner & Terry Leonino, Magpie Give Light, Sliced Bread Records, CD-SB71185.

Film & Video

"Frederick Douglass: When the Lion Wrote History" [1994], by WETA-TV & ROJA Productions, 89m. From Turner Home Entertainment.

"Frederick Douglas" [1994], by Greystone Communications, 43m. From A&E Home Video.

"John Brown's Holy War" [2000], dir. Robert Kenner, 90m. From PBS Home Video.



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