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William Lloyd Garrison : Selections from the Liberator and Fight Against Slavery

William Lloyd Garrison : Selections from the Liberator and Fight Against Slavery - 95 edition

ISBN13: 978-0312103866

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ISBN13: 978-0312103866
ISBN10: 0312103867
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 95
Publisher: Bedford Books
Published: 1995
International: No

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William Lloyd Garrison : Selections from the Liberator and Fight Against Slavery - 95 edition

ISBN13: 978-0312103866

William Lloyd Garrison

ISBN13: 978-0312103866
ISBN10: 0312103867
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 95
Publisher: Bedford Books

Published: 1995
International: No
Summary

William Lloyd Garrison and the Fight against Slavery: Selections from The Liberator provides a substantial and wide-ranging selection of writings from The Liberator, the antislavery newspaper founded in 1831 by the preeminent abolitionist of his day, William Lloyd Garrison. The 41 selections offer the opportunity to read and analyze, firsthand, a broad spectrum of Garrison's writings on issues related to slavery. An extensive introductory essay provides historical background on slavery and abolitionism in America as well as a compelling narrative of the events in Garrison's career. Also included are questions to consider when reading Garrison's writings; illustrations, including photographs of Garrison and other famous abolitionists; a chronology of Garrison's life; and a bibliography and index.

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Introduction: William Lloyd Garrison and the Fight against Slavery

"I Could Bring Them to Reason": Garrison in 1835 and 1863
Beginning The Liberator
From Colonization to "Immediate" Abolition
Abolition, Politics, and Violent Means
Slavery: The Historical Record
Morality versus Politics: Strategies for Abolition
Garrison's Punitive Style: The Language of Abolition
Garrison, Douglass, and Racial Prejudice
Endings: Garrison in 1865 and After

Pt. 2 The Documents

1. Address to the American Colonization Society, July 4, 1829
1831-1840: The First Decade of The Liberator: Arguments for Abolition
2. "To the Public," January 1, 1831
3. "Working Men," January 1, 1831
4. "Truisms," January 8, 1831
5. "Walker's Appeal," January 8, 1831
6. "Removal to Texas," January 22, 1831
7. "We Present Our Patrons ...," April 23, 1831
8. "The Insurrection," September 3, 1831
9. "Guilt of New-England," January 7, 1832
10. On the Constitution and the Union, December 29, 1832
11. "Declaration of the National Anti-Slavery Convention, December 14, 1833"
12. The Progress of Antislavery, January 23, 1836
13. "Rights of Woman," January 12, 1838
14. "Declaration of Sentiments Adopted by the Peace Convention," September 28, 1838
15. "Abolition at the Ballot-Box," June 28, 1839
1841-1850: "No Union with Slaveholders!"
16. On Frederick Douglass, July 1, 1842
17. "Address to the Slaves of the United States," June 2, 1843
18. "The American Union," January 10, 1845
19. "American Colorphobia," June 11, 1847
20. Mob Attack on Douglass, August 20, 1847
21. The Death of President Polk, June 22, 1849
22. John C. Calhoun, Daniel Webster, and the Compromise of 1850, March 15, 1850
1851-1860: Decade of Crisis: The Coming of the Civil War
23. Review of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, March 26, 1852
24. Women's Rights, October 28, 1853
25. Uncle Tom's Cabin Reconsidered, December 23, 1853
26. The Bible and Women's Rights, January 12, 1855
27. Disunion, June 15, 1855
28. "The 'Infidelity' of Abolitionism," December 21, 1855
29. "Southern Degradation," September 19, 1856
30. Dred Scott and Disunion, March 12, 1858
31. "Depravity of the American Press," September 17, 1858
32. "The Tragedy at Harper's Ferry," October 28, 1859
33. John Brown and the Principle of Nonresistance, December 16, 1859
34. Antislavery Progress, November 9, 1860
35. "Southern Desperation," November 16, 1860
1861-1865: The Final Phase of The Liberator: Garrison and Lincoln
36. "The War - Its Cause and Cure," May 3, 1861
37. "Why a Prolonged War," January 30, 1863
38. Defense of Lincoln, May 20, 1864
39. "The Late Presidential Struggle," November 18, 1864
40. The Death of Slavery, February 10, 1865
41. "Valedictory: The Last Number of The Liberator," December 29, 1865