1st Edition

Abolitionism and American Reform

Edited By

John R. McKivigan

ISBN 9780815331056
Published December 1, 1999 by Routledge
418 Pages

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Book Description

Several of this volume's essays trace the origins of the modern immediate abolitionist campaign to the ideological ferment of the Age of Enlightenment followed by the intellectual reorientation produced by Romanticism. New perspectives on the movement's origins enable modern scholars to rebut charges that abolitionist motivation was a product of status anxiety or of an even deeper form of psychological disorder