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The Resource Eighty-Eight Years : the Long Death of Slavery in the United States, 1777-1865

Eighty-Eight Years : the Long Death of Slavery in the United States, 1777-1865

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Eighty-Eight Years : the Long Death of Slavery in the United States, 1777-1865
Title
Eighty-Eight Years
Title remainder
the Long Death of Slavery in the United States, 1777-1865
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why did it take so long to end slavery in the United States, and what did it mean that the nation existed eighty-eight years as a "house divided against itself," as Abraham Lincoln put it? The decline of slavery throughout the Atlantic world was a protracted affair, says Patrick Rael, but no other nation endured anything like the United States. Here the process took from 1777, when Vermont wrote slavery out of its state constitution, to 1865, when the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery nationwide. Rael immerses readers in the mix of social, geographic, economic, and political factors that shaped this unique American experience. He not only takes a far longer view of slavery's demise than do those who date it to the rise of abolitionism in 1831, he also places it in a broader Atlantic context. We see how slavery ended variously by consent or force across time and place and how views on slavery evolved differently between the centers of European power and their colonial peripheries--some of which would become power centers themselves. Rael shows how African Americans played the central role in ending slavery in the United States. Fueled by new Revolutionary ideals of self-rule and universal equality--and on their own or alongside abolitionists--both slaves and free blacks slowly turned American opinion against the slave interests in the South. Secession followed, and then began the national bloodbath that would demand slavery's complete destruction
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EBLCP
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Rael, Patrick
Dewey number
  • 306.3/620973
  • 306.362097309033
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
E441
LC item number
.R34 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Race in the Atlantic World, 1700-1900
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  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • HISTORY
  • Slavery
  • Slavery
  • Caribbean Area
  • United States
  • Slavernij
  • Abolitionisme
  • Nonfiction
  • Sociology
  • Regions & Countries - Americas
  • History & Archaeology
  • United States - General
Label
Eighty-Eight Years : the Long Death of Slavery in the United States, 1777-1865
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Acknowledgments -- PROLOGUE: A House Divided -- INTRODUCTION: The Slave Power -- SECTION 1. THE AGE OF REVOLUTION -- CHAPTER 1: Impious Prayers: Slavery and the Revolution -- CHAPTER 2: Half Slave and Half Free: The Founding of the United States -- SECTION 2. THE EARLY REPUBLIC -- CHAPTER 3: A House Dividing: Atlantic Slavery and Abolition in the Era of the Early Republic -- CHAPTER 4: To Become a Great Nation: Caste and Resistance in the Age of Emancipations -- SECTION 3. THE AGE OF IMMEDIATISM -- CHAPTER 5: Minds Long Set on Freedom: Rebellion, Metropolitan Abolition, and Sectional Conflict -- CHAPTER 6: Ere the Storm Come Forth: Antislavery Militance and the Collapse of Party Politics -- SECTION 4. THE CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION -- CHAPTER 7: This Terrible War: Secession, Civil War, and Emancipation -- CHAPTER 8: One Hundred Years: Reconstruction -- CONCLUSION: What Peace among the Whites Brought -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Control code
913695141
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (415 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820348292
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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  • 804229
  • 41fc1c6b-b20e-42b3-98c6-132ee748852c
  • 22573/ctt175tzf0
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)913695141
Label
Eighty-Eight Years : the Long Death of Slavery in the United States, 1777-1865
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- List of Figures -- Acknowledgments -- PROLOGUE: A House Divided -- INTRODUCTION: The Slave Power -- SECTION 1. THE AGE OF REVOLUTION -- CHAPTER 1: Impious Prayers: Slavery and the Revolution -- CHAPTER 2: Half Slave and Half Free: The Founding of the United States -- SECTION 2. THE EARLY REPUBLIC -- CHAPTER 3: A House Dividing: Atlantic Slavery and Abolition in the Era of the Early Republic -- CHAPTER 4: To Become a Great Nation: Caste and Resistance in the Age of Emancipations -- SECTION 3. THE AGE OF IMMEDIATISM -- CHAPTER 5: Minds Long Set on Freedom: Rebellion, Metropolitan Abolition, and Sectional Conflict -- CHAPTER 6: Ere the Storm Come Forth: Antislavery Militance and the Collapse of Party Politics -- SECTION 4. THE CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION -- CHAPTER 7: This Terrible War: Secession, Civil War, and Emancipation -- CHAPTER 8: One Hundred Years: Reconstruction -- CONCLUSION: What Peace among the Whites Brought -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Control code
913695141
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (415 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780820348292
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 804229
  • 41fc1c6b-b20e-42b3-98c6-132ee748852c
  • 22573/ctt175tzf0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)913695141

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