For Further Study

After my post on January 22nd about whether or not the Civil War was inevitable, a friend asked me about how much a factor the abolitionist agitation was. I believe it was one of the core factors in bringing about the war. However, gentle reader, please feel free to make up your own mind. For those who may be interested here is a short and useful– Bibliography on Abolition:

Bacon, Margaret. Valient Friend: the Life of Lucretia Mott. New York. 1980.

Ballou, Adin. Autobiography of Adin Ballou 1803– 1890. William S Heywood, ed. Lowell, Massachusetts. 1896.

Barnes, Gilbert H and Dwight L Dumond, eds. Letters of Theodore Dwight Weld, Angelina Grimke Weld and Sarah Grimke, 1822– 1844. 2 volumes. New York. 1934.

Clarke, James Freeman. Anti-Slavery Days: a Sketch of the Struggle Which Ended in the Abolition of Slavery in the United States. 1883. Reprint. New York. 1970.

Douglass, Frederick. The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass; Volume Two: Pre-Civil War Decade, 1850– 1860. Philip S Foner, ed. New York. 1975.

Duberman, Martin, ed. The Antislavery Vanguard: New Essays on the Abolitionists. Princeton, New Jersey. 1965.

Filler, Louis. The Crusade Against Slavery, 1830 – 1860. New York. 1960.

Finkelman, Paul. Slavery in the Courtroom: an Annotated Bibliography of American Cases. Washington, D. C. 1985.

Fladeland, Betty. Men and Brothers: Anglo-American Antislavery Cooperation. Urbana, Illinois. 1972.

Garrison, Wendell Phillips and Francis Jackson Garrison. William Lloyd Garrison: the Story of His Life Told by His Children. 4 volumes. New York. 1885.

Gifford, Zerbanoo. Thomas Clarkson and the Campaign Against Slavery. London, England. 1996.

Halbersleben, Karen. Women’s Participation in the British Antislavery Movement, 1824– 1865. Lewiston, New York.

Hersh, Blanche. The Slavery of Sex. Urbana, Illinois. 1978.

Hochschild, Adam. Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves. New York. 2005.

Jacobs, Donald M. Courage and Conscience: Black and White Abolitionists in Boston. Bloomington, Indiana. 1993.

Jones, Howard. Mutiny on the Amistad: the Saga of a Slave Revolt and its Impact on American Abolition, Law, and Diplomacy. New York. 1987.

Lerner, Gerda. The Grimke Sisters from South Carolina: Pioneers for Woman’s Rights and Abolition. New York. 1967.

Lutz, Alma. Crusade for Freedom: Women of the Antislavery Movement. Boston, Massachusetts. 1968.

May, Samuel J. Some Recollections of Our Anti-slavery Conflict. Boston, Massachusetts. 1869.

Mayer, Henry. All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery. New York. 1998.

Midgley, Clare. Women Against Slavery: the British Campaigns, 1780– 1870. London, England. 1992.

Miller, William Lee. Arguing about Slavery: John Quincy Adams and the Great Battle in the United States Congress. New York. 1998.

Mordell, Walter. Quaker Militant, John Greenleaf Whittier. New York. 1933.

Nye, Russel B. Fettered Freedom: Civil Liberties and the Slavery Controversy, 1830– 1860. East Lansing, Michigan. 1949.

Pease, Jane H and William H Pease. Bound with Them in Chains: a Biographical History of the Antislavery Movement. Westport, Connecticut. 1972.

Perry, Lewis. Radical Abolitionism, Anarchy and the Government of God in Antislavery Thought. Ithaca, New York. 1973.

Pillsbury, Parker. Acts of the Anti-Slavery Apostles. Concord, New Hampshire. 1883.

Quarles, Benjamin. Black Abolitionists. New York. 1969.

Sherwin, Oscar. Prophet of Liberty: the Life and Times of Wendell Phillips. New York. 1958.

Shipherd, Jacob R. History of the Oberlin-Wellington Rescue. 1859. Reprint. New York. 1972.

Sterling, Dorothy. Ahead of Her Time: Abby Kelly and the Politics of Anti-slavery. New York. 1991.

Stewart, James Brewer. Holy Warriors: the Abolitionists and American Society. New York. 1976.

Stewart, James Brewer. Joshua R Giddings and the Tactics of Radical Politics. Cleveland, Ohio. 1970.

Turley, David. The Culture of English Antislavery, 1780– 1860. London, England. 1991.

Von Frank, Albert. The Trials of Anthony Burns: Freedom and Slavery in Emerson’s Boston. Cambridge, Massachusetts. 1999.

Wheeler, Leslie, ed. Loving Warriors: Selected Letters of Lucy Stone and Henry B Blackwell, 1853– 1893. New York. 1981.

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