The color of abolition : how a printer, a prophet, and a Contessa moved a nation
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Boston ; Mariner Books, [2022].
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Published
Boston ; Mariner Books, [2022].
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xviii, 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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English

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-314) and index.
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"The story of the fascinating, fraught alliance among Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, and Maria Weston Chapman -- and how its breakup led to the success of America's most important social movement. In the crucial early years of the Abolition movement, the Boston branch of the cause seized upon the star power of the eloquent ex-slave Frederick Douglass to make its case for slaves' freedom. Journalist William Lloyd Garrison promoted emancipation while Garrison loyalist Maria Weston Chapman, known as "the Contessa," raised money and managed Douglass's speaking tour from her Boston townhouse. Conventional histories have seen Douglass's departure for the New York wing of the Abolition party as a result of a rift between Douglass and Garrison. But, as acclaimed historian Linda Hirshman reveals, this completely misses the woman in power. Weston Chapman wrote cutting letters to Douglass, doubting his loyalty; the Bostonian abolitionists were shot through with racist prejudice, even aiming the N-word at Douglass among themselves. Through incisive, original analysis, Hirshman convinces that the inevitable breakup was in fact a successful failure. Eventually, as the most sought-after Black activist in America, Douglass was able to dangle the prize of his endorsement over the Republican Party's candidate for President, Abraham Lincoln. Two years later the abolition of slavery -- if not the abolition of racism -- became immutable law." --,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Hirshman, L. R. (2022). The color of abolition: how a printer, a prophet, and a Contessa moved a nation . Mariner Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hirshman, Linda R. 2022. The Color of Abolition: How a Printer, a Prophet, and a Contessa Moved a Nation. Mariner Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hirshman, Linda R. The Color of Abolition: How a Printer, a Prophet, and a Contessa Moved a Nation Mariner Books, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Hirshman, Linda R. The Color of Abolition: How a Printer, a Prophet, and a Contessa Moved a Nation Mariner Books, 2022.

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