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Apostles of Equality: The Birneys, the Republicans, and the Civil War

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The first biographical account of the life of James Gillespie Birney in more than fifty years, this fabulously insightful history illuminates and elevates an all-but-forgotten figure whose political career contributed mightily to the American political fabric. Birney was a southern-born politician at the heart of the antislavery movement, with two southern-born sons who were major generals involved in key Union Army activities, including the leadership of the black troops. The interaction of the Birneys with historical figures (Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Henry Clay) highlights the significance of the family’s activities in politics and war. D. Laurence Rogers offers a unique historiography of the abolition movement, the Civil War, and Reconstruction through the experiences of one family navigating momentous developments from the founding of the Republic until the late 19th century.

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James Gillespie Birney (1792-1857) and his two sons--all southern born--were at the heart of the antislavery movement, led Union troops, and interacted with Lincoln, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Henry Clay, among others. Freelance historian and journalist Rogers offers a thoroughly researched narrative of their activities and their involvement with the abolition movement, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

About the Author

D. Laurence Rogers is a freelance journalist and historian who has received awards from the American Political Science Association, the Associated Press, and United Press International. He is the author and editor of several books on Michigan’s history and is deeply involved in its historic preservation.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781611860153
Author:
Rogers, D. Laurence
Publisher:
Michigan State University Press
Subject:
North America
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
250
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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