Abolitionists remember : antislavery autobiographies & the unfinished work of emancipation /

Jeffrey examines the autobiographical writings of former abolitionists such as Laura Haviland, Frederick Douglass, Parker Pillsbury, and Samuel J. May, revealing that they wrote not only to counter the popular image of themselves as fanatics, but also to remind readers of the harsh reality of slaver...

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Main Author: Jeffrey, Julie Roy.
Format: Book
Published:Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008.
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Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chronology
  • Introduction
  • Ritual Remembrances I. The Dissolution of the Antislavery Societies
  • Chapter 1. The First Recollections
  • Chapter 2. Fugitives as Part of Abolitionist History
  • Ritual Remembrances II. Reunions
  • Chapter 3. "Nigger Thieves" Whites and the Underground Railroad
  • Chapter 4. Defending the Past The 1880s
  • Ritual Remembrances III. The Last Gatherings
  • Chapter 5. The Remembrance Is Like a Dream Reminiscences of the 1890s
  • Afterword
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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