The Slave s Cause

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ISBN: 9780300182088
Release Date: 2016-02-23
Number of pages: 320
Author: Manisha Sinha
Publisher: Yale University Press

Download and read online The Slave s Cause in PDF and EPUB Received historical wisdom casts abolitionists as bourgeois, mostly white reformers burdened by racial paternalism and economic conservatism. Manisha Sinha overturns this image, broadening her scope beyond the antebellum period usually associated with abolitionism and recasting it as a radical social movement in which men and women, black and white, free and enslaved found common ground in causes ranging from feminism and utopian socialism to anti-imperialism and efforts to defend the rights of labor. Drawing on extensive archival research, including newly discovered letters and pamphlets, Sinha documents the influence of the Haitian Revolution and the centrality of slave resistance in shaping the ideology and tactics of abolition. This book is a comprehensive new history of the abolition movement in a transnational context. It illustrates how the abolitionist vision ultimately linked the slave’s cause to the struggle to redefine American democracy and human rights across the globe.


The Slave s Cause

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ISBN: 9780300181371
Release Date: 2016
Number of pages: 768
Author: Manisha Sinha
Publisher: Yale University Press

Download and read online The Slave s Cause in PDF and EPUB A groundbreaking history of abolition in the long march toward emancipation from the American Revolution through the Civil War


The Slave s Cause

Filename: the-slave-s-cause.pdf
ISBN: 9780300181371
Release Date: 2016
Number of pages: 768
Author: Manisha Sinha
Publisher: Yale University Press

Download and read online The Slave s Cause in PDF and EPUB A groundbreaking history of abolition in the long march toward emancipation from the American Revolution through the Civil War


To Plead Our Own Cause

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ISBN: UOM:39015076122871
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 260
Author: Kevin Bales
Publisher:

Download and read online To Plead Our Own Cause in PDF and EPUB Contains 95 narratives by slaves and former slaves from around the globe that movingly and eloquently chronicle the horrors of contemporary slavery, the process of becoming free, and the challenges faced by former slaves as they build a life in freedom.


The Common Cause

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ISBN: 9781469626925
Release Date: 2016-05-18
Number of pages: 768
Author: Robert G. Parkinson
Publisher: UNC Press Books

Download and read online The Common Cause in PDF and EPUB When the Revolutionary War began, the odds of a united, continental effort to resist the British seemed nearly impossible. Few on either side of the Atlantic expected thirteen colonies to stick together in a war against their cultural cousins. In this pathbreaking book, Robert Parkinson argues that to unify the patriot side, political and communications leaders linked British tyranny to colonial prejudices, stereotypes, and fears about insurrectionary slaves and violent Indians. Manipulating newspaper networks, Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, and their fellow agitators broadcast stories of British agents inciting African Americans and Indians to take up arms against the American rebellion. Using rhetoric like "domestic insurrectionists" and "merciless savages," the founding fathers rallied the people around a common enemy and made racial prejudice a cornerstone of the new Republic. In a fresh reading of the founding moment, Parkinson demonstrates the dual projection of the "common cause." Patriots through both an ideological appeal to popular rights and a wartime movement against a host of British-recruited slaves and Indians forged a racialized, exclusionary model of American citizenship.


To Plead Our Own Cause

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ISBN: 0801457084
Release Date: 2013-09-30
Number of pages: 272
Author: Kevin Bales
Publisher: Cornell University Press

Download and read online To Plead Our Own Cause in PDF and EPUB Boys strapped to carpet looms in India, women trafficked into sex slavery across Europe, children born into bondage in Mauritania, and migrants imprisoned at gunpoint in the United States are just a few of the many forms slavery takes in the twenty-first century. There are twenty-seven million slaves alive today, more than at any point in history, and they are found on every continent in the world except Antarctica. To Plead Our Own Cause contains ninety-five narratives by slaves and former slaves from around the globe. Told in the words of slaves themselves, the narratives movingly and eloquently chronicle the horrors of contemporary slavery, the process of becoming free, and the challenges faced by former slaves as they build a life in freedom. An editors' introduction lays out the historical, economic, and political background to modern slavery, the literary tradition of the slave narrative, and a variety of ways we can all help end slavery today. Halting the contemporary slave trade is one of the great human-rights issues of our time. But just as slavery is not over, neither is the will to achieve freedom, "plead" the cause of liberation, and advocate abolition. Putting the slave's voice back at the heart of the abolitionist movement, To Plead Our Own Cause gives occasion for both action and hope.


Darwin s Sacred Cause

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ISBN: 0547055269
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Number of pages: 484
Author: Adrian J. Desmond
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Darwin s Sacred Cause in PDF and EPUB The authors of the award-winning biography Darwin explore the important influence of abolitionism and Darwin's fierce hatred of slavery on the development of his theory of evolution, in a revolutionary study that examines the scientist's theories about human origins and the moral center of his evolutionary work.


For Cause and Comrades

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ISBN: 0199741050
Release Date: 1997-04-03
Number of pages: 256
Author: James M. McPherson
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online For Cause and Comrades in PDF and EPUB General John A. Wickham, commander of the famous 101st Airborne Division in the 1970s and subsequently Army Chief of Staff, once visited Antietam battlefield. Gazing at Bloody Lane where, in 1862, several Union assaults were brutally repulsed before they finally broke through, he marveled, "You couldn't get American soldiers today to make an attack like that." Why did those men risk certain death, over and over again, through countless bloody battles and four long, awful years ? Why did the conventional wisdom -- that soldiers become increasingly cynical and disillusioned as war progresses -- not hold true in the Civil War? It is to this question--why did they fight--that James McPherson, America's preeminent Civil War historian, now turns his attention. He shows that, contrary to what many scholars believe, the soldiers of the Civil War remained powerfully convinced of the ideals for which they fought throughout the conflict. Motivated by duty and honor, and often by religious faith, these men wrote frequently of their firm belief in the cause for which they fought: the principles of liberty, freedom, justice, and patriotism. Soldiers on both sides harkened back to the Founding Fathers, and the ideals of the American Revolution. They fought to defend their country, either the Union--"the best Government ever made"--or the Confederate states, where their very homes and families were under siege. And they fought to defend their honor and manhood. "I should not lik to go home with the name of a couhard," one Massachusetts private wrote, and another private from Ohio said, "My wife would sooner hear of my death than my disgrace." Even after three years of bloody battles, more than half of the Union soldiers reenlisted voluntarily. "While duty calls me here and my country demands my services I should be willing to make the sacrifice," one man wrote to his protesting parents. And another soldier said simply, "I still love my country." McPherson draws on more than 25,000 letters and nearly 250 private diaries from men on both sides. Civil War soldiers were among the most literate soldiers in history, and most of them wrote home frequently, as it was the only way for them to keep in touch with homes that many of them had left for the first time in their lives. Significantly, their letters were also uncensored by military authorities, and are uniquely frank in their criticism and detailed in their reports of marches and battles, relations between officers and men, political debates, and morale. For Cause and Comrades lets these soldiers tell their own stories in their own words to create an account that is both deeply moving and far truer than most books on war. Battle Cry of Freedom, McPherson's Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the Civil War, was a national bestseller that Hugh Brogan, in The New York Times, called "history writing of the highest order." For Cause and Comrades deserves similar accolades, as McPherson's masterful prose and the soldiers' own words combine to create both an important book on an often-overlooked aspect of our bloody Civil War, and a powerfully moving account of the men who fought it.


Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

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ISBN: 9781605209326
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Number of pages: 178
Author: Harriet A. Jacobs
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

Download and read online Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl in PDF and EPUB "Slavery is terrible for men, but it is far more terrible for women," Harriet Jacobs states plainly in this riveting account of her life as a slave, and then sets out to recount, in chilling detail, the particular horrors for women caught in that terrible snare. Published in 1861 under the pseudonym Linda Brent, Incidents was the first account of slavery to explore the sexual abuse female slaves endured... in Jacobs' case, a catalog of harassment she suffered while working in the home of a doctor known to have sold children he'd fathered with slave women. Long believed to have been written by a white author as a fictional novel, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl rings with a ghastly truth that still has the power to haunt modern readers.


Uncle Tom s Cabin

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ISBN: UCAL:B4145140
Release Date: 1852
Number of pages: 391
Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Publisher:

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What This Cruel War Was Over

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ISBN: 9780307267436
Release Date: 2007-04-03
Number of pages: 368
Author: Chandra Manning
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online What This Cruel War Was Over in PDF and EPUB In this unprecedented account, Chandra Manning uses letters, diaries, and regimental newspapers to take the reader inside the minds of Civil War soldiers-black and white, Northern and Southern-as they fought and marched across a divided country. With stunning poise and narrative verve, Manning explores how the Union and Confederate soldiers came to identify slavery as the central issue of the war and what that meant for a tumultuous nation. This is a brilliant and eye-opening debut and an invaluable addition to our understanding of the Civil War as it has never been rendered before. From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Counterrevolution of Slavery

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ISBN: 0807848840
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 362
Author: Manisha Sinha
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

Download and read online The Counterrevolution of Slavery in PDF and EPUB In this comprehensive analysis of politics and ideology in antebellum South Carolina, Manisha Sinha offers a provocative new look at the roots of southern separatism and the causes of the Civil War. Challenging works that portray secession as a fight for white liberty, she argues instead that it was a conservative, antidemocratic movement to protect and perpetuate racial slavery. Sinha discusses some of the major sectional crises of the antebellum era_including nullification, the conflict over the expansion of slavery into western territories, and secession_and offers an important reevaluation of the movement to reopen the African slave trade in the 1850s. In the process she reveals the central role played by South Carolina planter politicians in developing proslavery ideology and the use of states' rights and constitutional theory for the defense of slavery. Sinha's work underscores the necessity of integrating the history of slavery with the traditional narrative of southern politics. Only by taking into account the political importance of slavery, she insists, can we arrive at a complete understanding of southern politics and the enormity of the issues confronting both northerners and southerners on the eve of the Civil War.


Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044087358669
Release Date: 1861
Number of pages: 306
Author: Harriet Ann Jacobs
Publisher:

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Freedom National The Destruction of Slavery in the United States 1861 1865

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ISBN: 9780393089714
Release Date: 2012-12-10
Number of pages: 596
Author: James Oakes
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online Freedom National The Destruction of Slavery in the United States 1861 1865 in PDF and EPUB Winner of the Lincoln Prize. “Oakes brilliantly succeeds in [clarifying] the aims of the war with a wholly new perspective.”—David Brion Davis, New York Review of Books Freedom National is a groundbreaking history of emancipation that joins the political initiatives of Lincoln and the Republicans in Congress with the courageous actions of Union soldiers and runaway slaves in the South. It shatters the widespread conviction that the Civil War was first and foremost a war to restore the Union and only gradually, when it became a military necessity, a war to end slavery. These two aims—"Liberty and Union, one and inseparable"—were intertwined in Republican policy from the very start of the war. By summer 1861 the federal government invoked military authority to begin freeing slaves, immediately and without slaveholder compensation, as they fled to Union lines in the disloyal South. In the loyal Border States the Republicans tried coaxing officials into gradual abolition with promises of compensation and the colonization abroad of freed blacks. James Oakes shows that Lincoln’s landmark 1863 proclamation marked neither the beginning nor the end of emancipation: it triggered a more aggressive phase of military emancipation, sending Union soldiers onto plantations to entice slaves away and enlist the men in the army. But slavery proved deeply entrenched, with slaveholders determined to re-enslave freedmen left behind the shifting Union lines. Lincoln feared that the war could end in Union victory with slavery still intact. The Thirteenth Amendment that so succinctly abolished slavery was no formality: it was the final act in a saga of immense war, social upheaval, and determined political leadership. Fresh and compelling, this magisterial history offers a new understanding of the death of slavery and the rebirth of a nation.


Slave Nation

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ISBN: 9781402226113
Release Date: 2006-11-01
Number of pages: 304
Author: Alfred W. Blumrosen
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

Download and read online Slave Nation in PDF and EPUB A chilling history of the profound role that slavery played in the founding of the republic.