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The black hearts of men : radical abolitionists and the transformation of race, John Stauffer

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The black hearts of men : radical abolitionists and the transformation of race
Title
The black hearts of men
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radical abolitionists and the transformation of race
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John Stauffer
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Language
eng
Summary
At a time when slavery was spreading and the country was steeped in racism, two white men and two black men overcame social barriers and mistrust to form a unique alliance that sought nothing less than the end of all evil. Drawing on the largest extant bi-racial correspondence in the Civil War era, John Stauffer braids together these men's struggles to reconcile ideals of justice with the reality of slavery and oppression. Who could imagine that Gerrit Smith, one of the richest men in the country, would give away his wealth to the poor and ally himself with Frederick Douglass, an ex-slave? And why would James McCune Smith, the most educated black man in the country, link arms with John Brown, a bankrupt entrepreneur, along with the others? Distinguished by their interracial bonds, they shared a millennialist vision of a new world where everyone was free and equal. As the nation headed toward armed conflict, these men waged their own war by establishing model interracial communities, forming a new political party, and embracing violence. Their revolutionary ethos bridged the divide between the sacred and the profane, black and white, masculine and feminine, and civilization and savagery that had long girded western culture. In so doing, it embraced a malleable and "black-hearted" self that was capable of violent revolt against a slaveholding nation, in order to usher in a kingdom of God on earth. In tracing the rise and fall of their prophetic vision and alliance, Stauffer reveals how radical reform helped propel the nation toward war even as it strove to vanquish slavery and preserve the peace
Biography type
contains biographical information
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DLC
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1965-
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Stauffer, John
Dewey number
973.7/114/0922
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E449
LC item number
.S813 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
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  • Smith, James McCune
  • Smith, Gerrit
  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Brown, John
  • Brown, John <1800-1859>
  • Douglass, Frederick <1818-1895>
  • Smith, Gerrit <1797-1874>
  • Smith, James McCune <1813-1865>
  • Smith, James McCune
  • Smith, Gerrit
  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Brown, John
  • Brown, John
  • Douglass, Frederick
  • Smith, Gerrit
  • Smith, James McCune
  • Abolitionists
  • Antislavery movements
  • Abolitionists
  • Radicalism
  • Racism
  • United States
  • Abolitionnistes
  • Abolitionnistes
  • Mouvements antiesclavagistes
  • Racisme, Lutte contre le
  • Radicalisme
  • États-Unis
  • Abolitionnistes
  • Mouvements antiesclavagistes
  • Abolitionnistes
  • Radicalisme
  • Racisme, Lutte contre le
  • États-Unis
  • Abolitionists
  • Antislavery movements
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • Radicalism
  • United States
  • Abolitionisme
  • Radicalisme
  • Slavernij
  • Abschaffung
  • Ethik
  • Ethnische Beziehungen
  • Sklaverei
  • USA
  • Abolitionismus
  • Rassismus
  • USA
Label
The black hearts of men : radical abolitionists and the transformation of race, John Stauffer
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Radical abolitionist call to arms -- Creating an image in black -- Glimpsing God's world on earth -- Panic and the making of abolitionists -- Bible politics and the creation of the alliance -- Learning from Indians -- Man is woman and woman is man -- Alliance ends and the war begins -- Epilogue
Control code
ocm47705437
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780674006454
Lccn
2001039474
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) o47705437
  • (OCoLC)47705437
Label
The black hearts of men : radical abolitionists and the transformation of race, John Stauffer
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Introduction -- Radical abolitionist call to arms -- Creating an image in black -- Glimpsing God's world on earth -- Panic and the making of abolitionists -- Bible politics and the creation of the alliance -- Learning from Indians -- Man is woman and woman is man -- Alliance ends and the war begins -- Epilogue
Control code
ocm47705437
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9780674006454
Lccn
2001039474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o47705437
  • (OCoLC)47705437

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