American Antislavery Writings: Colonial Beginnings to by PDF

ISBN-10: 1598531964

ISBN-13: 9781598531961

For the a hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, here's a number of writings that charts our nation’s lengthy, heroic war of words with its so much toxic evil. It’s an inspiring ethical and political fight whose evolution parallels the tale of the USA itself. To enhance their reason, the rivals of slavery hired each to be had literary shape: fiction and poetry, essay and autobiography, sermons, pamphlets, speeches, hymns, performs, even children’s literature. this can be the 1st anthology to take the entire degree of a physique of writing that spans approximately centuries and, exceedingly for its time, embraced writers black and white, female and male. Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Paine, Phillis Wheatley, and Olaudah Equiano provide unique, even progressive, eighteenth century responses to slavery. With the 19th century, an already varied flow turns into much more diverse: the impassioned rhetoric of Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison joins the fiction of Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa may possibly Alcott, and William Wells Brown; memoirs of former slaves stand along protest poems by means of John Greenleaf Whittier, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and Lydia Sigourney; nameless editorials supplement speeches via statesmen resembling Charles Sumner and Abraham Lincoln.

Features beneficial notes, a chronology of the antislavery flow, and a16-page colour insert of illustrations.

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