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A House Divided: The Antebellum Slavery Debates in America, 1776-1865

A House Divided: The Antebellum Slavery Debates in America, 1776-1865
 

Provides an overview of the antebellum slavery debate and its key issues and participants. This book introduces each selection, locating it historically, culturally, and thematically as well as linking it to other writings. The documents represent the full scope of the varied deb... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780691188867
Published 5 June 2018
Available in PDF format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) Edited by Lowance, Mason I.
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ISBN-13 9780691188867
ISBN-10
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Princeton University Press
Publication Date 5 June 2018
Publication Country
Format PDF ebook
Author(s) Edited by Lowance, Mason I.
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Essays, Journals, Letters & Other Prose Works
Other Prose: Classical, Early & Medieval
History
World History
World History: C 1500 To C 1750
World History: C 1750 To C 1900
American History
American history: c 1500 to c 1800
Social & Cultural History
Slavery & Emancipation
Number of Pages Not specified
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Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Dewey Code 306.3620973
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Description of this Electronic Book

This anthology brings together under one cover the most important abolitionist and--unique to this volume--proslavery documents written in the United States between the American Revolution and the Civil War. It makes accessible to students, scholars, and general readers the breadth of the slavery debate. Including many previously inaccessible documents, A House Divided is a critical and welcome contribution to a literature that includes only a few volumes of antislavery writings and no volumes of proslavery documents in print. Mason Lowance's introduction is an excellent overview of the antebellum slavery debate and its key issues and participants. Lowance also introduces each selection, locating it historically, culturally, and thematically as well as linking it to other writings. The documents represent the full scope of the varied debates over slavery. They include examples of race theory, Bible-based arguments for and against slavery, constitutional analyses, writings by former slaves and women's rights activists, economic defenses and critiques of slavery, and writings on slavery by such major writers as William Lloyd Garrison, John Greenleaf Whittier, Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Together they give readers a real sense of the complexity and heat of the vexed conversation that increasingly dominated American discourse as the country moved from early nationhood into its greatest trial.

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Author's Bio

Mason I. Lowance, Jr., is Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is the author of The Language of Canaan: Metaphor and Symbol in New England from the Puritans to the Transcendentalists and Increase Mather and the editor of Against Slavery: An Abolitionist Reader and The Stowe Debate: Rhetorical Strategies in Uncle Tom's Cabin.

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