Against Slavery: An Abolitionist Reader (Penguin Classics) by Various, Mason Lowance

By Various, Mason Lowance

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This colleciton assembles greater than 40 speeches, lectures, and essays serious to the abolitionist campaign, that includes writing by way of William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Lydia Maria baby, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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Against Slavery: An Abolitionist Reader (Penguin Classics)

"An worthwhile source to scholars, students, and common readers alike. "—Amazon. comThis colleciton assembles greater than 40 speeches, lectures, and essays severe to the abolitionist campaign, that includes writing through William Lloyd Garrison, Frederick Douglass, Lydia Maria baby, Wendell Phillips, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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Is presented not only as a response to the Declaration of Independence, but also as a wake-up call to an errant nation that had abandoned its charter principles and had allowed slavery to coexist with annual proclamations and celebrations of individual rights. Douglass was invited to give the Fourth of July oration for 1852 by the Rochester, New York, Antislavery Society. He refused. But he did give this powerful address on July 5, 1852, to a large audience. The hypocrisies and inconsistencies of American democratic government are castigated severely.

Wendell Phillips was particularly well regarded as a prominent abolitionist speaker, and he and Garrison became the leading speaker and writer of the antebellum abolitionist cause. They were joined by leading black abolitionists such as Frederick Douglass and David Walker, and by early feminist advocates and abolitionists like Lydia Maria Child, Angelina Grimké Weld, and Sarah M. Grimké, the two sisters from South Carolina who embraced abolitionism and became extremely vocal opponents of America’s national sin.

Edited with introduction by Carolyn Karcher. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1996. ————. A Lydia Maria Child Reader. Edited by Carolyn Karcher. : Duke University Press, 1997. Commager, Henry Steele. Theodore Parker: An Anthology. Boston: Beacon Press, 1960. Cott, Nancy F. The Bonds of Womanhood: Woman’s Sphere in New England, 1780-1835.

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