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History of the American Abolitionist Movement


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Abolitionism and American Reform

Abolitionism and American Reform

1st Edition

John R. McKivigan
December 01, 1999

Several of this volume's essays trace the origins of the modern immediate abolitionist campaign to the ideological ferment of the Age of Enlightenment followed by the intellectual reorientation produced by Romanticism. New perspectives on the movement's origins enable modern scholars to rebut...

Abolitionism and American Religion

Abolitionism and American Religion

1st Edition

John R. McKivigan
December 01, 1999

This volume presents key published articles on the history of the American abolitionist movement's attempt to convert the nation's religious institutions into allies in the battle for emancipation. As this volume's essays describe, many abolitionists persisted in attempting to induce the churches...

Abolitionism and American Politics and Government

Abolitionism and American Politics and Government

1st Edition

John R. McKivigan
December 01, 1999

These essays demonstrate that support for a more aggressive battle against slavery had been growing for a number of decades before finding broad support among abolitionists in the 1850s. Ultimately the political and more militant wings of abolitionism converged after the start of the Civil War,...

Abolitionism and issues of Race and Gender

Abolitionism and issues of Race and Gender

1st Edition

John R. Mckivigan
December 01, 1999

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Abolitionism and American law

Abolitionism and American law

1st Edition

John R. McKivigan
December 01, 1999

This volume's essays reveal that the abolitionists' impact on United States law and the Constitution did not end with the Civil War. The immediate postwar Reconstruction amendments were both rooted in the radically anti-positivistic, natural rights philosophy long espoused by the radical political...

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