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 historica
l 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.
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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:95 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Bedford Books Year Published: 1995 International: No
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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
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