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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.