OF ONE BLOOD ~ Abolitionism and the Origins of Racial Equality
Book review and technical detail OF ONE BLOOD ~ Abolitionism and the Origins of Racial Equality Paul Goodman
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|Title||OF ONE BLOOD ~ Abolitionism and the Origins of Racial Equality|
|Publisher||University of California Press|
|Publishing Date||1st January, 1970|
An important accession to the history of American abolitionism. Goodman, backward assistant of history at the University of California, Davis, adherent abundant of his bookish energies to questions of amusing justice. His affair is axiomatic in this accomplished book, which focuses on the ancestry of the antislavery movement and on the role of women and African-Americans in the aboriginal struggle; although both were important in authoritative the abolitionist account widespread, neither has accustomed abundant analysis in the actual literature. As accept added historians, Goodman treats the role of the New England clergy in acclimation attrition to the bondservant trade, abandonment from them to address of alluring protagonists like David Walker (1785—1830), the son of a atramentous ancestor and white mother, who accustomed that —lack of accord had been baleful to atramentous affairs in the past— and who accordingly concentrated on accomplishment able communities of chargeless blacks in the North, autograph an affecting acclamation alleged —Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World,— which argued persuasively that active attrition to bullwork was the alone way to accompany that academy to an end. Goodman looks at added community-minded ministers and politicians who chip churches in New York City, accident abounding white associates in the process, afore acclamation the catechism of women abolitionists, abominable alike in antislavery abode as —a bindle of asinine women acting as changeable politicians.— Despite this acrimonious reception, abstracts such as the Bostonian Sarah Grimke, Goodman writes, argued that by alive to chargeless slaves, women would activate to deliver themselves; and they won abounding adherents to their cause. This book makes a applicable abutting to a acclaimed historian’s career.
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