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The Resource The problem of democracy in the age of slavery : Garrisonian abolitionists and transatlantic reform, W. Caleb McDaniel

The problem of democracy in the age of slavery : Garrisonian abolitionists and transatlantic reform, W. Caleb McDaniel

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The problem of democracy in the age of slavery : Garrisonian abolitionists and transatlantic reform
Title
The problem of democracy in the age of slavery
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Garrisonian abolitionists and transatlantic reform
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W. Caleb McDaniel
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Language
eng
Summary
"In The Problem of Democracy in the Age of Slavery, W. Caleb McDaniel sets forth a new interpretation of the Garrisonian abolitionists, stressing their deep ties to reformers and liberal thinkers in Great Britain and Europe. The group of American reformers known as "Garrisonians" included, at various times, some of the most significant and familiar figures in the history of the antebellum struggle over slavery: Wendell Phillips, Frederick Douglass, and William Lloyd Garrison himself. Between 1830 and 1870, American abolitionists led by Garrison developed extensive networks of friendship, correspondence, and intellectual exchange with a wide range of European reformers--Chartists, free trade advocates, Irish nationalists, and European revolutionaries. Garrison signaled the importance of these ties to his movement with the well-known cosmopolitan motto he printed on every issue of his famous newspaper, The Liberator: "Our Country is the World--Our Countrymen are All Mankind." That motto serves as an impetus for McDaniel's study, which shows that Garrison and his movement must be placed squarely within the context of transatlantic mid-nineteenth-century reform. Through exposure to contemporary European thinkers--such as Alexis de Tocqueville, Giuseppe Mazzini, and John Stuart Mill--Garrisonian abolitionists came to understand their own movement not only as an effort to mold public opinion about slavery but also as a measure to defend democracy in an Atlantic World still dominated by aristocracy and monarchy. While convinced that democracy offered the best form of government, Garrisonians recognized that the persistence of slavery in the United States revealed problems with the political system. They identified the participation of minority agitators as part of the process in a healthy democratic society. Ultimately, Garrisonians' transatlantic activities reveal their deep patriotism, their interest in using public opinion to affect American politics, and their similarities to other antislavery groups. By following Garrisonian abolitionists across the Atlantic Ocean and exhaustively documenting their international networks, McDaniel challenges many of the timeworn stereotypes that still cling to their movement. He argues for a new image of Garrison's band as politically savvy, intellectually sophisticated liberal reformers, who were well informed about transatlantic debates regarding the problem of democracy."--Publisher's website
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contains biographical information
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DLC
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1979-
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McDaniel, W. Caleb
Dewey number
326/.8092
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E449
LC item number
.M473 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Antislavery, abolition, and the Atlantic world
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  • Garrison, William Lloyd
  • Phillips, Wendell
  • American Anti-Slavery Society
  • Antislavery movements
  • Slavery
  • Democracy
  • Abolitionists
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The problem of democracy in the age of slavery : Garrisonian abolitionists and transatlantic reform, W. Caleb McDaniel
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The education of William Lloyd Garrison, 1818-1833 -- The troublous ocean of transatlantic abolitionism, 1833-1840 -- Conflict and continuity in transatlantic abolitionism, 1840-1854 -- The problem of public opinion -- The problem of nationalism -- The problem of aristocracy -- The problem of influence -- Transatlantic revolutions and reversals, 1848-1854 -- The Civil War and the rupturing of transatlantic abolitionism, 1854-1863 -- Reconstruction and the rupturing of Garissonian abolitionism, 1863-1865
Control code
802183113
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cm.
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pages
Isbn
9780807150184
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012027975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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n
Label
The problem of democracy in the age of slavery : Garrisonian abolitionists and transatlantic reform, W. Caleb McDaniel
Publication
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
The education of William Lloyd Garrison, 1818-1833 -- The troublous ocean of transatlantic abolitionism, 1833-1840 -- Conflict and continuity in transatlantic abolitionism, 1840-1854 -- The problem of public opinion -- The problem of nationalism -- The problem of aristocracy -- The problem of influence -- Transatlantic revolutions and reversals, 1848-1854 -- The Civil War and the rupturing of transatlantic abolitionism, 1854-1863 -- Reconstruction and the rupturing of Garissonian abolitionism, 1863-1865
Control code
802183113
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
pages
Isbn
9780807150184
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012027975
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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