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Description - Black Abolitionists by Benjamin Quarles

While much is known about the white men and women who were involved in the anti-slavery movement, the black abolitionists have been largely ignored. This book, written by one of Americas leading black historians, sets the record straight. As Benjamin Quarles shows, blacks were anything but passive in the abolitionist movement. Many of the pioneers of abolition were black; dozens of black preachers and writers actively promoted the cause; black organizations were founded to support their brothers; black ambassadors for freedom crossed the Atlantic; blacks were instrumental in the operation of the Underground Railroad. Quarles puts it eloquently: To the extent that America had a revolutionary tradition [the black American] was its protagonist no less than its symbol.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306804250
ISBN-10: 0306804255
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Benjamin Quarles

Benjamin Quarles (1904-1996) was a noted author, editor, and historian and the first African American to be published in what later became the Journal of American History. Africana hails him as a key figure in the emergence of African-American history as an academic discipline.

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