1st Edition

Antebellum Black Activists Race, Gender, And Self

By R. J. Young Copyright 1996

    First published in 1996. In this volume the author has collected several published works to explore the ideas of manhood in America, Sojourner Truth, ties of ordinary blacks to those still in slavery and a study of the Northern African American community; new information on black activities in Canada and begins with an essay on the five elements of black community activity before the Civil War: churches, newspapers, conventions, organizations, and emigration which looks at of these "platforms for change" going through developmental stages from experimentation, adjustment and reaching maturity in the 1850’s.

    Chapter I: The Significance of the African American Experience Chapter II: Historians’ Views of Antebellum Activists Chapter III: The Northern African American Community Chapter IV: Manhood and Freedom Chapter V: Manhood and Freedom: A Test Case Chapter VI: Women in the Northern African American Community Chapter VII: Free Spaces: The African American Chapter VIII: Conclusion