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All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery

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ISBN13: 9780312253677
ISBN10: 0312253672
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In All on Fire, William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879) emerges as an American hero, arguably on par with Abraham Lincoln, who forced the nation to confront the explosive issue of slavery.

Mayer maintains that Garrison, a self-made man of scanty formal education who founded and edited the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator, not only served as the catalyst for the abolition of slavery, but inspired two generations of activists in civil rights and the women's movement.

Through Garrison, tragically torn between pacifism and abolitionist advocacy, we also meet a rich pageant of great 19th-century historical figures, including Frederick Douglass, John Quincy Adams,and Harriet Beecher Stowe. Mayer's consequential biography will be read for generations to come.

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In Henry Mayer's absorbing work, William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879) emerges as an American hero, arguably on par with Abraham Lincoln, who forced the nation to confront the explosive issue of slavery. Two 16-page photo inserts.

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"Superb....[A] richly researched, passionately written book."—William E. Cain, Boston Globe

Widely acknowledged as the definitive history of the era, Henry Mayer's National Book Award finalist biography of William Lloyd Garrison brings to life one of the most significant American abolitionists. Extensively researched and exquisitely nuanced, the political and social climate of Garrison's times and his achievements appear here in all their prophetic brilliance. Finalist for the National Book Award, winner of the J. Anthony Lucas Book Prize, winner of the Commonwealth Club Silver Prize for Nonfiction. 76 illustrations.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Henry Mayer, author of Son of Thunder: Patrick Henry and the American Republic, lives in California.

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jksquires, January 24, 2013 (view all comments by jksquires)
I was inspired to get a book about Garrison because of the great new PBS series, "The Abolitionists." I had heard of Garrison, of course, but never before appreciated the importance of his single-handed determination to abolish slavery. This remarkable man, with no wealth, little formal education, and against incredible obstacles, worked tirelessly for decades in one of the greatest causes in American history. "All on Fire' is an inspiring book and details just how difficult the abolitionist struggle was and what an absolutely central role this gifted, inspired and unstoppable man played in that struggle. William Lloyd Garrison's heroic life and legacy should be celebrated by all who believe in social justice.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312253677
Subtitle:
William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery
Author:
Mayer, Henry
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Slavery
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Antislavery movements
Subject:
Abolitionists
Subject:
Garrison, william lloyd, 1805-1879
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st St. Martin's Griffin ed.
Series Volume:
106-11
Publication Date:
20000222
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Plus two 16-page bandw photo inserts
Pages:
704
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Product details 704 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312253677 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In Henry Mayer's absorbing work, William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879) emerges as an American hero, arguably on par with Abraham Lincoln, who forced the nation to confront the explosive issue of slavery. Two 16-page photo inserts.
"Synopsis" by , "Superb....[A] richly researched, passionately written book."—William E. Cain, Boston Globe

Widely acknowledged as the definitive history of the era, Henry Mayer's National Book Award finalist biography of William Lloyd Garrison brings to life one of the most significant American abolitionists. Extensively researched and exquisitely nuanced, the political and social climate of Garrison's times and his achievements appear here in all their prophetic brilliance. Finalist for the National Book Award, winner of the J. Anthony Lucas Book Prize, winner of the Commonwealth Club Silver Prize for Nonfiction. 76 illustrations.

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