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Holy Warriors: The Abolitionists and American Slavery

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Revised to include important new scholarship, James Brewer Stewart's eloquent survey of the abolitionist movement is also a superb analysis of how the antislavery movement reinforced and transformed the dominant features of pre-Civil War America. Revealing the wisdom and na vete of the crusaders' convictions and examining the social bases for their actions, Stewart demonstrates why, despite the ambiguity of its ultimate victory, abolition has left a profound imprint on our national memory.

James Brewer Stewart, James Wallace Professor of History at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, is the author of Joshua R. Giddings and the Tactics of Radical Politics; Wendell Philips: Liberty's Hero; and William Lloyd Garrison and the Challenge of Emancipation. Now revised to include important new scholarship, Holy Warriors, James B. Stewart's eloquent and judicious history of American abolitionism, offers a superb analysis of how the antislavery movement reinforced and transformed the dominant features of pre-Civil War America. Revealing the wisdom and naivete of the crusaders convictions and examining the social bases for their actions, Stewart demonstrates why, despite the ambiguity of its ultimate victory, abolitionism has left a profound imprint on the national memory. This is the best survey of the abolitionist movement in print. Based on a thorough mastery of the literature plus the author's own research in primary sources, it integrates recent interpretations with some provocative new hypotheses.--James M. McPherson Holy Warriors is indeed an impressive study: lively, learned, and judicious. I know of no better introduction to the study of the antislavery movement.--Richard H. Sewell Succinct, exceedingly well and provocatively written.--August Meier Holy Warriors is an excellent book.--Hans L. Trefousse

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Revised to include important new scholarship, James Brewer Stewart's eloquent survey of the abolitionist movement is also a superb analysis of how the antislavery movement reinforced and transformed the dominant features of pre-Civil War America. Revealing the wisdom and na veté of the crusaders' convictions and examining the social bases for their actions, Stewart demonstrates why, despite the ambiguity of its ultimate victory, abolition has left a profound imprint on our national memory.

About the Author

James Brewer Stewart, James Wallace Professor of History at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, is the author of Joshua R. Giddings and the Tactics of Radical Politics; Wendell Philips: Libertys Hero; and William Lloyd Garrison and the Challenge of Emancipation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780809015962
Other:
Stewart, James Brewer
Publisher:
Hill & Wang
Author:
Stewart, James B.
Author:
Stewart, James Brewer
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
United States - Antebellum Era
Subject:
Antislavery movements
Subject:
Abolitionists
Subject:
Antislavery movements -- United States.
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
35
Publication Date:
19970131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Bibliography, index
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.579 in

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Revised to include important new scholarship, James Brewer Stewart's eloquent survey of the abolitionist movement is also a superb analysis of how the antislavery movement reinforced and transformed the dominant features of pre-Civil War America. Revealing the wisdom and na veté of the crusaders' convictions and examining the social bases for their actions, Stewart demonstrates why, despite the ambiguity of its ultimate victory, abolition has left a profound imprint on our national memory.

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