African-American Activism Before the Civil War: The Freedom Struggle in the Antebellum North

African-American Activism Before the Civil War: The Freedom Struggle in the Antebellum North

By: Patrick Rael (editor)Paperback

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African-American Activism before the Civil War is the first collection of scholarship on the role of African Americans in the struggle for racial equality in the northern states before the Civil War. Many of these essays are already known as classics in the field, and others are well on their way to becoming definitive in a still-evolving field. Here, in one place for the first time, anchored by a comprehensive, analytical introduction discussing the historiography of antebellum black activism, the best scholarship on this crucial group of African American activists can finally be studied together.

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Patrick Rael is Associate Professor of History at Bowdoin College, Maine. He is the author of Black Identity and Black Protest in the Antebellum North and Pamphlets of Protest: An Anthology of Early African-American Protest Literature, 1790-1860 (Routledge).

Contents

Table of Contents Preface by Mia Bay Introduction, by Patrick Rael Chapter 1: "Emancipation of the Negro Abolitionist", Leon Litwack Chapter 2: "Black Power-The Debate in 1840", Jane H. Pease, William H. Pease Chapter 3: "Elevating the Race: The Social Thought of Black Leaders, 1827-1850", Frederick Cooper Chapter 4: "Black History's Antebellum Origins", Benjamin Quarles Chapter 5: "Since They Got Those Separate Churches: Afro-Americans and Racism in Jacksonian Philadelphia", Emma Jones Lapsansky Chapter 6: "Interpreting Early Black Ideology: A Reappraisal of Historical Consensus", George A. Levesque Chapter 7: "Afro-American Identity: Reflections on the Pre-Civil War Era", Ernest Allen, Jr. Chapter 8: "Freedom's Yoke: Gender Conventions among Antebellum Free Blacks," James Oliver Horton Chapter 9: "The Political Significance of Slave Resistance", James Oakes Chapter 10: "It was a Proud Day: African Americans, Festivals, and Parades in the North, 1741-1834", Shane White Chapter 11: "Ethiopia Shall Soon Stretch Forth Her Hands: Black Destiny in Nineteenth-Century America", Albert Raboteau Chapter 12: "The Emergence of Racial Modernity and the Rise of the White North, 1790-1840", James Brewer Stewart Chapter 13: "From Abolitionist Amalgamators to 'Rulers of the Five Points': The Discourse of Interracial Sex and Reform in Antebellum New York City," Leslie M. Harris Chapter 14: "The Redeemer Race and the Angry Saxon: Race, Gender, and White People in Antebellum Black Ethnology," Mia Bay Chapter 15: "The Market Revolution and Market Values in Antebellum Black Protest Thought", Patrick Rael For Further Reading

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/04/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780415957274
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780415957274
  • weight: 452
  • ISBN10: 0415957273

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