Blue, Frederick J.

No Taint of Compromise : Crusaders in Antislavery Politics - Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 2005. - 1 online resource (318 p.) - eBooks on Demand Antislavery, Abolition, and the Atlantic World . - Antislavery, Abolition, and the Atlantic World .

Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Cast of Characters; ONE: No Taint of Compromise: Varieties of Antislavery Leadership; TWO: A Self-Sharpening Plough: Alvan Stewart's Challenge to Slavery; THREE: To Mitigate the Suffering of Our Countrymen: John Greenleaf Whittier, Abolitionist Poet; FOUR: Black Men Have No Rights Which White Men Are Bound to Respect: Charles Langston and the Drive for Equality; FIVE: The Barbarism of Slavery: Owen Lovejoy and the Congressional Assault on Slavery; SIX: Freemen to the Rescue: Sherman M. Booth and the Fugitive Slave Act SEVEN: Free Men, Free Soil, and Free Homes: Jane Swisshelm's SearchEIGHT: My Triumph Had No Taint of Compromise: George Washington Julian, Free Soiler-Republican; NINE: Neither Slavery nor Involuntary Servitude: David Wilmot and the Containment of Slavery; TEN: The Plight of Slavery Will Cover the Land; Benjamin and Edward Wade, Brothers in Antislavery Politics; ELEVEN: Quite a Female Politician: Jessie Benton Frémont and the Antislavery Movement; TWELVE: Crusaders in Antislavery Politics: A Shared Commitment; Bibliography; Illustration Credits; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M NO; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z

No Taint of Compromise highlights the motives and actions of those who played instrumental if not central roles in antislavery politics-those who undertook the yeoman's work of organizing parties, holding conventions, editing newspapers, and generally animating and agitating the discussion of issues related to slavery. They were a small but critical number of voices who, beginning in the late 1830s, battled the institution of slavery through political activism. Frederick J. Blue provides an in-depth account of the trials and accomplishments of eleven men and women who, in the face of great odd

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Abolitionists -- Political activity -- United States.
Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th century.


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