[Download] ➹ Subversives: Antislavery Community in Washington, D.C., 1828-1865 (Antislavery, Abolition, and the Atlantic World) ➾ Stanley C. Harrold – Bluevapours.co.uk While many scholars have examined the slavery disputes in the halls of Congress Subversives is the first history of practical abolitionism in the streets homes and places of business of the nation's c While many scholars Community in PDF ✓ have examined the slavery disputes in the halls of Congress Subversives is the first history of practical abolitionism in the streets homes and places of business of the nation's capital Historian Stanley Harrold looks beyond resolutions platforms
Subversives: Antislavery PDF or and debates to describe how desperate African Americans both free and slave and sympathetic whites engaged in a dangerous day to day campaign to drive the peculiar institution out of Washington DC and the Chesapeake regionThat slavery was both vulnerable and Antislavery Community in Kindle Ô vicious in Washington is at the heart of Harrold's study Northern and foreign visitors were outraged by its existence in the seat of American government For the South Washington was a vital stronghold at the section's border As economic changes caused Antislavery Community in Washington, D.C., ePUB ✓ slavery's decline in the Chesapeake and masters dismembered slave families by selling them South local African Americans sought Antislavery Community in Washington, D.C., ePUB ✓ and received the support of a small number of whites eager to strike a blow against slavery in a strategic and very symbolic setting Together they formed a subversive community that flourished in and about the city from the late s through the mid s Risking beatings mob violence imprisonment and death these men and women distributed abolitionist literature purchased the freedom of slaves sued to prevent families from being separated and aided escape effortsHarrold overcomes the secrecy inherent to Washington's antislavery community to document its formation and activities with remarkable detail and perception He shows how slaveholders and their sympathizers fought to reinforce their hold on a system under attack and how the dissidents raised a radical challenge to the existing social order simply by engaging in interracial cooperation While some subversives held power as politicians and journalists most were obscure individuals Black and white women played an important roleAn illuminating study of a heretofore overlooked struggle Subversives reveals a new dimension in resistance to slavery nineteenth century race relations and the antebellum conflict over America's capital city.
- 280 pages
- Subversives: Antislavery Community in Washington, D.C., 1828-1865 (Antislavery, Abolition, and the Atlantic World)
- Stanley C. Harrold
- 24 July 2016 Stanley C. Harrold