Courage and Conscience: Black & White Abolitionists in Boston

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Donald M. Jacobs
Indiana University Press, 1993 - History - 237 pages

"Written by first-rate scholars, these 10 essays give focus to the antislavery movement in Boston, particularly to the significance of African American abolitionists." —Choice

"... handsome, lavishly illustrated, and informative... "┬ —The New England Quarterly

"... this work is a thoughtful, long overdue discourse on individual and group accomplishments. It is replete with absorbing illustrations, which when accompanied by insightful essays, depict the courage of those who labored for equality in antebellum Boston." —Journal of the Early Republic

Until recently little was known of the contributions of African Americans in the antebellum abolition movement. Massachusetts, having granted voting rights early on to black males, was a center of antislavery agitation. ┬Courage and Conscience documents the black activism in 19th-century Boston that was critical to the success of the abolitionist cause.

 

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Although 19th-century Boston had a small African American population, it had one of the most active and militant abolitionist movements in the United States. This collection of ten essays, the result ... Read full review

Contents

Racial Cooperation and
1
TWO Abolitionism and the Nature of Antebellum Reform
21
THREE The Art of the Antislavery Movement
47
FOUR + Massachusetts Abolitionists Document the Slave Experience
75
FIVE Boston Abolition and the Atlantic World 18201861
101
Black Garrisonians in Antebellum Boston
127
Institutional Centers of the Antislavery Movement
169
NINE What If I Am a Woman? Maria W Stewarts Defense of Black Womens
191
William Cooper Nells Role in the Struggle
207
APPENDIXES
225
CONTRIBUTORS
233
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DONALD M. JACOBS, Professor of History at Northeastern University, is the editor of Antebellum Black Newspapers and Index to the American Slave. He is the author of While the Cabots Talked to God: Racial Conflict in Antebellum Boston, the Black Struggle, 1825–1861.

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