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Author Polgar, Paul J.
Title Standard-bearers of equality : America's first abolition movement / Paul J. Polgar.
Publication Info. Williamsburg, Virginia : Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture ; Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2019]
©2019
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Description 342 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Description Occupation/field of activity group: occ University and college faculty members lcdgt
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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 -- 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.
Subject Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery -- History.
New-York Society for Promoting the Manumission of Slaves, and Protecting Such of Them as Have Been, or May Be Liberated -- History.
Antislavery movements -- Middle Atlantic States -- History -- 18th century.
Antislavery movements -- Middle Atlantic States -- History -- 19th century.
Free African Americans -- Political activity.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History.
United States -- Race relations -- History.
Added Title America's first abolition movement
ISBN 9781469653938 (hardcover alkaline paper)
1469653931 (hardcover alkaline paper)
9781469653945 (electronic book)