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Description - Beyond Garrison by Bruce Laurie

Why was Massachusetts one of the few Northern states in which African-American males enjoyed the right to vote? Why did it pass personal liberty laws, which helped protect fugitive slaves from federal authorities in the two decades immediately preceding the Civil War? Why did the Bay State at the time integrate its public facilities and public schools as well? Beyond Garrison finds answers to these important questions in unfamiliar and surprising places. Its protagonists are not the leading lights of American abolitionism grouped around William Lloyd Garrison, but lesser men and women in country towns and villages, encouraged by African-American activists throughout the state. Laurie's fresh approach trains the spotlight on the politics of such antislavery advocates. He demonstrates their penchant for third-party politics with a view toward explaining the relationship between social movements based on race, class, and nationality, on the one hand, and political insurgency, on the other.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521844086
ISBN-10: 0521844088
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 366
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 25-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Bruce Laurie

Bruce Laurie was born in Linden, NJ, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1971. He did post-doctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania, and has held teaching positions at Mount Holyoke College and the University of Warwick. Professor Laurie has been honored with fellowships from the Carnegie Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Antiquarian Society. He has travelled to Western Europe, West Africa, the Caribbean, and Mexico. A member of the Organization of American Historians and the American Historical Asociation, his articles and reviews have appeared in numerous collections of essays, as well as Labor History, Journal of Social History, and Journal of American History. He is a member of the editorial committee of Labor: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, and is the co-editor of Class, Sex, and the Woman Worker (Greenwood Press, 1979). He is also the author of Working People of Philadelphia, 1800-1850 (Temple University Press, 1980), and Artisans into Workers: Labor in Nineteenth-Century America (Hill & Wang, 1989).

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