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Gregarious Saints
Self and Community in American Abolitionism, 1830–1870

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  • Date Published: May 1982
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521270151

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  • This book, originally published in 1982, is an examination of antebellum abolitionism in the United States. Professor Friedman studies the abolitionists as individuals, delving into the psychology, sociology and group dynamics of the movement. He examines those 'immediatists' who, in contrast to gradualist circles of antislavery opinion, refused, as they saw it, to temporise with evil. He also explores the differences between the Boston and New York groups, assesses the role of the movement in the coming of the Civil War and develops an original view of feminist abolitionism.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 1982
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521270151
    • length: 360 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.53kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Origins:
    1. Young missionaries: varieties of early immediatism
    Part II. Sanctuaries:
    2. Insurgents of the Boston Clique
    3. Stewards of the Lord
    4. Voluntarists of the Burned-over-District
    Part III. Transformations:
    5. 'Distinctions of sex'
    6. 'The chord of prejudice'
    7. Righteous violence
    Part IV. Juxtaposition:
    8. Immediatists and radicals
    Part V. Termination:
    9. A troubled jubilee
    Bibliographical note

  • Author

    Lawrence J. Friedman

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