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Black Abolitionists (Da Capo Paperback)

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While much is known about the white men and women who were involved in the anti-slavery movement, the black abolitionists have been largely ignored. This book, written by one of Americas leading black historians, sets the record straight. As Benjamin Quarles shows, blacks were anything but passive in the abolitionist movement. Many of the pioneers of abolition were black; dozens of black preachers and writers actively promoted the cause; black organizations were founded to support their brothers; black ambassadors for freedom crossed the Atlantic; blacks were instrumental in the operation of the Underground Railroad. Quarles puts it eloquently: ”To the extent that America had a revolutionary tradition [the black American] was its protagonist no less than its symbol.”

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"While much is known about the white men and women who were involved in the anti-slavery movement, the black abolitionists have been largely ignored. This book, written by one of Americas leading blac"

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-292) and index.

About the Author

Benjamin Quarles (1904–1996) was a noted author, editor, and historian and the first African American to be published in what later became the Journal of American History. Africana hails him as a key figure in the emergence of African-American history as an academic discipline.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306804250
Author:
Quarles, Benjamin
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Antislavery movements
Subject:
Antislavery movements -- United States.
Subject:
African American abolitionists
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Da Capo Paperback
Series Volume:
pt. 4
Publication Date:
19910331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.38 in 13 oz

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History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » African American Studies » Slavery and Reconstruction
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History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics

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