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The Resource Standard-bearers of equality : America's first abolition movement, Paul J. Polgar

Standard-bearers of equality : America's first abolition movement, Paul J. Polgar

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Standard-bearers of equality : America's first abolition movement
Title
Standard-bearers of equality
Title remainder
America's first abolition movement
Statement of responsibility
Paul J. Polgar
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
Paul Polgar recovers the racially inclusive vision of America's first abolition movement. In showcasing the activities of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, the New-York Manumission Society, and their African American allies during the post-Revolutionary and early national eras, her unearths this coalition's comprehensive agenda for black freedom and equality. By guarding and expanding the rights of people of African descent and demonstrating that black Americans could become virtuous citizens of the new Repoublic, these activists, whom Polgar names "first movement abolitionists," sought to end white prejudice and eliminate racial inequality. Beginning in the 1820s, however, colonization threatened to eclipse this racially inclusive movement. Colonizationists claimed that what they saw as permanent black inferiority and unconquerable white prejudice meant that slavery could end only if those freed were exiled from the United States. In pulling many reformers into their orbit, this radically different antislavery movement marginalized the activism of America's first abolitionists and obscured the racially progressive origins of American abolitionism that Polgar now recaptures. By reinterpreting the early history of American antislavery, Polgar illustrates that the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries are as integral to histories of race, rights, and reform in the United States as the mid-nineteenth century. --
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From dust jacket
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Polgar, Paul J
Dewey number
305.800973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
  • E446
  • E446.P65
LC item number
  • .P65 2019
  • S73 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture
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  • Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery
  • New-York Society for Promoting the Manumission of Slaves, and Protecting Such of Them as Have Been, or May Be Liberated
  • Antislavery movements
  • Antislavery movements
  • Free African Americans
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • New-York Society for Promoting the Manumission of Slaves, and Protecting Such of Them as Have Been, or May Be Liberated
  • Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery
  • African Americans
  • Antislavery movements
  • Race relations
  • Middle Atlantic States
  • United States
Label
Standard-bearers of equality : America's first abolition movement, Paul J. Polgar
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • "A well grounded hope" : sweeping away the cobwebs of prejudice
  • 5.
  • "Unconquerable prejudice" and "alien enemies" : the roots and rise of the American Colonization Society
  • 6.
  • A prudent alternative or a dangerous diversion? First movement abolitionists respond to colonization
  • Epilogue:
  • A movement forgotten
  • Introduction:
  • Reimagining American abolitionism
  • 1.
  • The making of a movement : progress, problems, and the ambiguous origins of the abolitionist project
  • 2.
  • The "just right of freedom" : enforcing and expanding gradual emancipation
  • 3.
  • Republicans of color : societal environmentalism and the quest for black citizenship
Control code
1096236739
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781469653938
Lccn
2019027186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1096236739
Label
Standard-bearers of equality : America's first abolition movement, Paul J. Polgar
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • "A well grounded hope" : sweeping away the cobwebs of prejudice
  • 5.
  • "Unconquerable prejudice" and "alien enemies" : the roots and rise of the American Colonization Society
  • 6.
  • A prudent alternative or a dangerous diversion? First movement abolitionists respond to colonization
  • Epilogue:
  • A movement forgotten
  • Introduction:
  • Reimagining American abolitionism
  • 1.
  • The making of a movement : progress, problems, and the ambiguous origins of the abolitionist project
  • 2.
  • The "just right of freedom" : enforcing and expanding gradual emancipation
  • 3.
  • Republicans of color : societal environmentalism and the quest for black citizenship
Control code
1096236739
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
342 pages
Isbn
9781469653938
Lccn
2019027186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1096236739

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