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No Taint of Compromise : Crusaders in Antislavery Politics

By: Blue, Frederick J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Antislavery, Abolition, and the Atlantic World: Publisher: Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 2005Description: 1 online resource (318 p.).ISBN: 9780807148488.Subject(s): Abolitionists -- Political activity -- United States | Antislavery movements -- United States -- History -- 19th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: No Taint of Compromise : Crusaders in Antislavery PoliticsDDC classification: 973.7/114 | 973.7114 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
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
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Summary: 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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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

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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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Blue, a prolific historian of antislavery politics, presents a series of biographies of nine men--Alvan Stewart, John Greenleaf Whittier, Charles Langston, Owen Lovejoy, Sherman M. Booth, George W. Julian, David Wilmot, and Benjamin and Edward Wade--and two women, Jane Swisshelm and Jessie Benton Fremont. Their religious backgrounds were diverse, ranging from Quaker, Congregationalist, Covenanting Presbyterian, and Episcopalian to deist. Their roots were in both the North and South; Charles Langston was a slave freed by his white father. All shared a conviction that slavery was an evil and that politics was a proper means to combat and end that evil. This conviction took most into the Liberty and Free Soil parties and ultimately the Republican, although Ben Wade refused to abandon Whiggery as long as it existed. Blue emphasizes the different paths that this group took to antislavery and the different emphases that they gave it. Wilmot, for example, combined distaste for slavery with a lifelong indifference to black rights. Blue's research is thorough and his conclusions sound. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Collections with an emphasis on abolition and antebellum reform. T. D. Hamm Earlham College

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<p>Frederick J. Blue is a professor of history emeritus at Youngstown State University, where he taught from 1964 to 2002. He is the author of the award-winning biography Salmon P. Chase: A Life in Politics and Charles Sumner and the Conscience of the North, among other books. He lives in Redmond, Oregon.</p>

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