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The abolitionist imagination / Andrew Delbanco ; with commentaries by John Stauffer, Manisha Sinha, Darryl Pinckney, and Wilfred M. McClay.

Delbanco, Andrew, 1952- (Author). Stauffer, John, 1965- (Added Author). Sinha, Manisha. (Added Author). Pinckney, Darryl, 1953- (Added Author). McClay, Wilfred M. (Added Author).
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Robertson Library E449.D45 2012 STACKS Available -
Subject: Abolitionists > United States > History > 19th century.
Antislavery movements > United States > History > 19th century.

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  • ISBN: 9780674064447 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0674064445 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xi, 205 p. ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, c2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The abolitionist imagination / Andrew Delbanco -- Fighting the devil with his own fire / John Stauffer -- Did the abolitionists cause the Civil War? / Manisha Sinha -- The invisibility of black abolitionists / Darryl Pinckney -- Abolition as master concept / Wilfred M. McClay -- Rejoinder: the presence of the past / Andrew Delbanco.
Summary: Revisits the nineteenth century abolitionist movement as the embodiment of a driving force in American history, giving a better understanding of the balance between moral fervor and political responsibility.
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