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The Resource The color of abolition : how a printer, a prophet, and a Contessa moved a nation, Linda Hirshman

The color of abolition : how a printer, a prophet, and a Contessa moved a nation, Linda Hirshman

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The color of abolition : how a printer, a prophet, and a Contessa moved a nation
Title
The color of abolition
Title remainder
how a printer, a prophet, and a Contessa moved a nation
Statement of responsibility
Linda Hirshman
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The story of the fascinating, fraught alliance among Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, and Maria Weston Chapman -- and how its breakup led to the success of America's most important social movement. In the crucial early years of the Abolition movement, the Boston branch of the cause seized upon the star power of the eloquent ex-slave Frederick Douglass to make its case for slaves' freedom. Journalist William Lloyd Garrison promoted emancipation while Garrison loyalist Maria Weston Chapman, known as "the Contessa," raised money and managed Douglass's speaking tour from her Boston townhouse. Conventional histories have seen Douglass's departure for the New York wing of the Abolition party as a result of a rift between Douglass and Garrison. But, as acclaimed historian Linda Hirshman reveals, this completely misses the woman in power. Weston Chapman wrote cutting letters to Douglass, doubting his loyalty; the Bostonian abolitionists were shot through with racist prejudice, even aiming the N-word at Douglass among themselves. Through incisive, original analysis, Hirshman convinces that the inevitable breakup was in fact a successful failure. Eventually, as the most sought-after Black activist in America, Douglass was able to dangle the prize of his endorsement over the Republican Party's candidate for President, Abraham Lincoln. Two years later the abolition of slavery -- if not the abolition of racism -- became immutable law." --
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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YDX
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1944-
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Hirshman, Linda
Dewey number
973.7/114092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E449
LC item number
.H663 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Garrison, William Lloyd
  • Chapman, Maria Weston
  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Antislavery movements
  • Antislavery movements
  • African American abolitionists
  • Abolitionists
  • Racism
  • Antislavery movements
  • Racism
  • Massachusetts
  • United States
Label
The color of abolition : how a printer, a prophet, and a Contessa moved a nation, Linda Hirshman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 330 pages
Isbn
9781328900241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1224251633
  • (OCoLC)on1224251633
Label
The color of abolition : how a printer, a prophet, and a Contessa moved a nation, Linda Hirshman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-314) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 330 pages
Isbn
9781328900241
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1224251633
  • (OCoLC)on1224251633

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