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Eighty-eight years : the long death of slavery in the United States, 1777-1865, Patrick Rael

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Eighty-eight years : the long death of slavery in the United States, 1777-1865
Title
Eighty-eight years
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the long death of slavery in the United States, 1777-1865
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Patrick Rael
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  • 88 years, the long death of slavery in the United States, 1777-1865
  • Long death of slavery in the United States, 1777-1865
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eng
Summary
Why did it take so long to end slavery in the United States, and what did it mean that the nation existed eighty-eight years as a "house divided against itself," as Abraham Lincoln put it? The decline of slavery throughout the Atlantic world was a protracted affair, says Patrick Rael, but no other nation endured anything like the United States. Here the process took from 1777, when Vermont wrote slavery out of its state constitution, to 1865, when the Thirteenth Amendment abolished slavery nationwide. Rael immerses readers in the mix of social, geographic, economic, and political factors that shaped this unique American experience. He not only takes a far longer view of slavery's demise than do those who date it to the rise of abolitionism in 1831, he also places it in a broader Atlantic context. We see how slavery ended variously by consent or force across time and place and how views on slavery evolved differently between the centers of European power and their colonial peripheries - some of which would become power centers themselves. Rael shows how African Americans played the central role in ending slavery in the United States. Fueled by new Revolutionary ideals of self-rule and universal equality - and on their own or alongside abolitionists - both slaves and free blacks slowly turned American opinion against the slave interests in the South. Secession followed, and then began the national bloodbath that would demand slavery's complete destruction
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306.3/620973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E441
LC item number
.R28 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Race in the Atlantic world, 1700-1900
Eighty-eight years : the long death of slavery in the United States, 1777-1865, Patrick Rael
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Eighty-eight years : the long death of slavery in the United States, 1777-1865, Patrick Rael
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: A house divided -- Introduction: The slave power -- Section 1: The age of revolution. Impious prayers : slavery and the revolution ; Half slave and half free : the founding of the United States -- Section 2: The early republic. A house dividing : Atlantic slavery and abolition in the era of the early republic ; To become a great nation : caste and resistance in the age of emancipations -- Section 3: The age of immediatism. Minds long set on freedom : rebellion, metropolitan abolition, and sectional conflict ; Ere the storm come forth : antislavery militance and the collapse of party politics -- Section 4: The Civil War and Reconstruction. This terrible war : secession, civil war, and emancipation ; One hundred years : reconstruction ; What peace among the whites brought
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24 cm.
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xix, 392 pages
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9780820333953
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2014042982
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